Falk Schöning

Hogan Lovells (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Falk Schöning can assist you regarding all questions and problems of EU and German antitrust law, EU State Aid law and export control law. He advises in particular on international cases which require coordination between different legal systems or representation vis-à-vis several regulators. Falk also has experience of policymaking in Brussels and Berlin and can assist you effectively in policy advocacy projects. Clients praise Falk as solution-orientated, pragmatic and reliable. He can advise you on the structuring of transactions, joint ventures or divestitures, and he represents you in merger control and foreign investment control proceedings to ensure that you can successfully close your M&A transaction. In cartel cases, Falk represents companies vis-à-vis authorities and in follow-on damage litigation cases. In State Aid cases he structures projects and transactions and counsels in the proceedings of the European Commission, national authorities or courts. Falk is also frequently called on by companies which need advice on EU or German export control law, in particular regarding internal investigations. He knows the typical pitfalls of trade and sanctions cases and regularly cooperates with the German regulators BAFA and the customs authorities. He also has a particular focus on EU defense procurement. For more than 10 years he has monitored the political and legal developments in this area and assists companies to adapt to the new EU level playing field, e.g. regarding R&D projects, Article 346 TFEU or individual tenders and State Aid cases in the area of defense.


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Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
Hogan Lovells (Munich)
Hogan Lovells (Munich)
Hogan Lovells (Brussels)


1948 Bulletin

Christian Ritz, Falk Schöning The German Competition Authority publishes a paper on "Big Data and Competition" as Big Data and digital markets remain in the focus of EU competition authorities


I. Introduction On 6 October, the German Federal Cartel Office (’FCO’) launched its new series of papers on ’Competition and Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy’. The first paper deals with ’Big Data and Competition’. The same day, a ’real-life example’ of competition enforcement in Big Data (...)

Christian Ritz, Christoph Wunschmann, Falk Schöning The German Parliament adopts a new amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition in order to adapt its competition law to the digital economy


On 9 June 2017, the 9th amendment of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (ARC) entered into effect introducing important amendments for companies to German competition law. The reform deals with two main issues: the implementation of the European Cartel Damages Actions Directive (...)

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