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Clemens York von Wartenburg

Dechert (Brussels)
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Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg focuses on EU and German competition law. He advises clients on a wide array of competition law issues, with a particular focus on complex merger control proceedings as well as cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. He also regularly oversees multi-jurisdictional merger clearance processes in countries throughout the world. In addition, he advises clients on a variety of business practices including the establishment and maintenance of compliance programs. In 2018, he was ranked as one of Germany’s leading antitrust lawyers by weekly business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. He is included in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 list published by Handelsblatt for antitrust/competition. Mr. York has significant experience in advising multinational corporations across a broad range of industries, including automotive, air cargo, biotechnology, broadcasting and media, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. Mr. York is a frequent speaker and author on antitrust/competition topics.

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Alec J. Burnside, Adam Kidane, Clemens York von Wartenburg The EU Commission adopts a white paper with proposals for sweeping enforcement powers to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the EU

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Background On 17 June 2020, the European Commission (Commission) adopted a White Paper which contains far-reaching proposals for new enforcement powers against companies benefitting from subsidies granted by non-EU countries. While there are already well-developed systems of anti-trust/merger (...)

Laurence Bary, Alec J. Burnside, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Clemens York von Wartenburg The European Competition Network issues a general joint statement on the application of competition rules during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Key Takeaways Following several individual initiatives by member state competition authorities to temporarily relax competition rules in specific sectors, the European Competition Network (which includes the European Commission and all member state competition authorities) has issued a more (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Clemens York von Wartenburg, Adam Kidane The EU Commission announces it will use its interim measures in investigating a major chipmaker’s abuse of dominance (Broadcom)

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Key Takeaways In a potentially ground-breaking move, the European Commission recently announced its intention to use its powers to impose interim measures in an investigation targeting chipmaker Broadcom. If it does impose such measures, it would be the first use of these powers in 18 years. (...)

Clemens York von Wartenburg, Craig G. Falls, Michael Okkonen The EU Commission fines consumer electronics manufacturers for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers (Asus / Denon / Marantz / Philips / Pioneer)

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Recent EU Fines for Resale Price Maintenance Are Symptoms of Broader Challenges Faced by Today’s Consumer-Goods Manufacturers The European Commission (the “Commission”) issued four separate decisions on 24 July 2018, fining consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Clemens York von Wartenburg, Laurence Bary, Mélanie Thill-Tayara The EU General Court finds financial investors liable for anticompetitive conduct of portfolio companies (Goldman Sachs / EU Commission)

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The General Court of the European Union recently held, in Goldman Sachs v. Commission, that purely financial investors such as investment funds may be held jointly and severally liable for competition law violations implemented by their portfolio companies when they can exercise “decisive (...)

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