Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Dusseldorf)

Lars Mesenbrink

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Dusseldorf)
Lawyer (Partner)

Lars Mesenbrink advises clients on EU and German antitrust and competition law. He represents them before the supranational and national authorities to help them translate their projects into action and defend them against unjustified interventions by the authorities. His background in economics, Chinese language skills and extensive international experience add to his excellent legal knowledge and allow him to advise his clients on a comprehensive basis. Lars has represented clients before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office in all areas of competition law, inter alia including mergers, compliance, cartels, litigation and abuse of dominance. In these areas, he provides companies with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Lars also pursues international trade and compliance matters, including matters involving foreign investment filings in Germany.

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Lars Mesenbrink, Jay Jurata, Julius Schradin The Regional Court of Düsseldorf questions the EU Court of Justice on standard essential patents licensing in supply chains (Nokia / Daimler)


In a decision of November 26, 2020 in a patent infringement case of Nokia Technologies Oy against Daimler AG, the Düsseldorf Regional Court (file number 4c O 17/19) referred several questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) (...)

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