McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)

Max Küttner

McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)
Associate

Max Küttner focuses his practice on antitrust, competition and trade law. He has advised on numerous cross-border M&A transactions from negotiation to the notification at various national/supranational competition authorities. Prior to joining McDermott, Max worked at the UK Competition & Markets Authority where he was a Case Officer on several merger cases across a range of sectors. Max has also worked at international law firms in Germany, Belgium and the UK on competition matters with international dimension. Max is recognized by Legal 500 UK as a notable EU and competition law practitioner.

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4404 Bulletin

Philip Bentley, Jacques Buhart, Frédéric Pradelles, Hendrik Viaene, David Henry, Mary Hecht, Max Küttner The EU Commission investigates a merger between two genomics companies (Grail / Illumina)

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The EC’s review of Illumina’s acquisition of GRAIL raises two novel issues: the assertion of jurisdiction by the EC over transactions that do not meet any national or EU jurisdictional merger control tests, and the use of interim measures to stop parties closing a transaction where the EC has (...)

Philip Bentley, Jacques Buhart, Frédéric Pradelles, Hendrik Viaene, David Henry, Mary Hecht, Max Küttner, Karolien Van der Putten The EU Commission fines investment banks €371M for participating in a European bonds trading cartel (Bank of America / Natixis / RBS / UBS / UniCredit / WestLB)

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By decision of 20 May 2021, the EC found that Bank of America, Natixis, Nomura, RBS (now NatWest), UBS, UniCredit and WestLB (now Portigon) breached EU antitrust rules through the participation of a group of traders in a cartel on the primary and secondary markets for European Government Bonds (...)

Philip Bentley, Jacques Buhart, Frédéric Pradelles, Hendrik Viaene, David Henry, Mary Hecht, Max Küttner, Karolien Van der Putten The EU Court of Justice dismisses all appeals brought by a Danish pharmaceutical company and five generic manufacturers against the judgments of the General Court and upholds a decision of the Commission on patent settlement agreements between the companies (Lundbeck)

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On 25 March 2021, the CJEU dismissed all the appeals brought by Danish pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck A/S and five generic manufacturers against the judgments of the GCEU, thus upholding a decision of the EC on patent settlement agreements between Lundbeck and five generic manufacturers (...)

Max Küttner, Mary Hecht, David Henry, Hendrik Viaene, Frédéric Pradelles, Jacques Buhart, Philip Bentley The EU Court of Justice reduces a fine imposed on a steel abrasives cartel on grounds of breach of the principle of equal treatment (Pometon)

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On 18 March 2021, the CJEU ruled on the appeal by Pometon SpA against the GCEU’s judgment in the steel abrasives cartel case. The CJEU ruled that the GCEU had breached the principle of equal treatment when recalculating the EC’s fine imposed on Pometon, the only non-settling party in this case. (...)

Christian Krohs, Max Küttner The German Parliament enters into force antitrust rules under the 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition introducing several significant changes

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New German Antitrust Rules: A Positive Move for Compliance Programs* What has changed? On January 19, 2021, new German antitrust rules entered into force under the 10th amendment Act to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) and introduced a number of significant changes. The Act, (...)

Max Küttner, Christian Krohs, Andrea L. Hamilton The European Competition Network issues a joint statement announcing that its members will not actively intervene against ’necessary and temporary’ measures to avoid a shortage of supply during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Amid the economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, many industries are facing reduced demand for their products and services. Other industries—notably healthcare and food—are adjusting rapidly to expanding demand requirements and changing consumption patterns due to large-scale (...)

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