Carolin Marx

Hogan Lovells (Munich)

Carolin Stadtaus is a dedicated and passionate litigator and represents her clients in negotiations, mediation and in court. At the core of her practice are antitrust damages cases and supply-chain disputes with particular expertise in the automotive industry. Carolin is qualified in Germany and based at Hogan Lovells Munich. She has also spent considerable time working in the Hogan Lovells London office handling antitrust damage cases and coordinating large cross-border follow-on litigations. Carolin obtained her degree in law from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich and has a strong academic background in international private and civil procedure law as well as alternative dispute resolution being a trained commercial mediator (MuCDR). Carolin regularly publishes on topics relating to antitrust and competition litigation.

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Carolin Marx (née Stadtaus), Christian Ritz The German Federal Court clarifies controversial judgments around statute of limitations for cartel damages claims (Grauzementkartell II)


I. Introduction On 12 June 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) passed its long-awaited landmark decision in KZR 56/16 (Grauzementkartell II). The BGH held that Sec. 33 (5) of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (today Sec. 33h (6) ARC), which (...)

Carolin Marx (née Stadtaus), Christian Ritz The Regional Court of Dortmund holds that standard arbitration agreements apply to cartel damages actions if and when the alleged conduct coincides with a breach of contract deviating from the ECJ’s foreseeability theory established for jurisdiction clauses in its CDC judgement


1. Introduction The question of whether cartel damages claims can be tried in arbitration under so-called ’standard’ arbitration agreements – meaning not explicitly referencing tortious or even specifically antitrust damages claims – has recently been the subject of much debate. Regarding (...)

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