Linklaters (Düsseldorf)

Christoph Barth

Linklaters (Düsseldorf)
Lawyer (Partner)

Christoph is a partner in Linklaters’ Global Antitrust & Foreign Investment Practice, based in Düsseldorf. He has a particular expertise in complex and global merger control proceedings and also advises clients on foreign investment control proceedings in Germany and other jurisdictions globally. Further, Christoph comprehensively advises clients in abuse of dominance and cartel proceedings before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office as well as in internal investigations in the context of potential competition law infringements. He is a member of Linklaters’ German “crisis management” group and leads the “Innovation and Efficiency” Initiative within Linklaters’ Global Antitrust & Foreign Investment Practice, aiming to constantly improve the services we can offer, whether by creating new innovative solutions or by driving efficiency in everything we do. He studied law and economics at the University of Bonn and worked as a trainee lawyer at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology as well as at the European Commission. Christoph is a prolific author on competition and foreign investment laws.


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880 Bulletin

Christian Ahlborn, Christoph Barth, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves Foreign investment: An overview of EU and national case law


This foreword provides an overview of the developments of foreign investment (“FI”) regimes globally during 2020 and, more specifically, highlights the trends over the year in the area of FI. Historically, the European Union (“EU”) has had one of the most open investment regimes in the world and has been a key destination for foreign investments. The openness of the EU towards foreign investments was often seen as an important reason for its economic success. But the idea of unrestricted openness of the economy to foreign investments started to wane when the so-called ‘new investors’ – referring primarily to investors from China and Russia – started acquiring core technologies and key companies in Europe.

6614 Review

Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


The unexpected shock provoked by the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to limit the spread of the pandemic have affected the functioning of many markets. Throughout the world, competition authorities which, in the last decade, had been enforcing their laws in the context of steady economic (...)

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