Linklaters (London)

Christian Ahlborn

Linklaters (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Christian is the Global Head of Linklaters’ Antitrust and Foreign Investment Practice and also co-heads the firm’s Technology sector team. Christian is qualified in England & Wales and in Germany and is widely recognised as a market-leading competition lawyer. He is also a trained economist. Christian belongs to a small group of antitrust practitioners who can bring both a legal and economic perspective to a case. Christian advises major corporates, banks and institutions on all areas of global competition law. He has a broad range of experience in EU competition law, particularly in relation to complex M&A, behavioural antitrust work, control of dominance issues and state aid control. He is well-known for extensive work on high-profile matters. Christian’s experience spans many industry sectors, with particular experience in financial services, IT, fast-moving consumer goods and mining. During his career Christian has been seconded to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and to the Bundeskartellamt. He also spent three years in Linklaters’ Brussels office and is well known on the Brussels market.

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Articles

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

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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.

Christian Ahlborn, Christopher Bellamy QC, Eamonn Doran, Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar, Paula Riedel, Robert Gavin The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal delivers its judgment dismissing challenges on material influence, SLC and remedies brought by a broadcasting company (British Sky Broadcasting Group)

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In a judgment handed down on 29 September, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), dismissed an appeal brought by British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Sky) against a decision of the Competition Commission (CC). The CAT upheld part of an appeal against the same decision brought by Virgin Media (...)

Christian Ahlborn, William Allan The EU Court of First Instance, in upholding the Commission’s decision on abuse of dominant position of the PC operating systems, turns back the clock (Microsoft)

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Overview In its 2004 decision, the Commission concluded that Microsoft had committed two types of abuse which where both related to the dominant position which it held through Microsoft Windows in the PC operating systems market : first, the Commission held that Microsoft had failed to supply (...)

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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

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Le choc inattendu provoqué par la crise du Covid-19 et les mesures prises pour limiter la propagation de la pandémie ont affecté le fonctionnement de nombreux marchés. Partout dans le monde, les autorités de la concurrence qui, au cours de la dernière décennie, avaient appliqué leurs lois dans le (...)

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