McDermott Will & Emery (Düsseldorf)

Christian Krohs

McDermott Will & Emery (Düsseldorf)
Lawyer (Partner)

Christian Krohs advises clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including antitrust litigation, as well as compliance matters. Christian has extensive experience in all areas of EU and German antitrust and competition law, particularly in relation to cartel investigations, cartel damages claims, abuse of dominance proceedings and both national and international merger control projects. He has also advised numerous clients regarding antitrust and anticorruption compliance as well as internal investigations.

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Articles

3616 Bulletin

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 (...)

Sabine Nauges, Daniel von Brevern, Christian Krohs, Andrea L. Hamilton, David Henry, Wilko Van Weert, Laurent Ayache The EU Commission adopts a temporary framework allowing Member States to grant State aid to businesses to help them face the COVID-19 crisis

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On 19 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a temporary framework that allows Member States to grant certain State aid to businesses to help them face the economic and financial consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. In the wake of this decision—and in a record time of (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US FTC challenges a merger in what it defines as markets for the retail sale of gasoline and the retail sale of diesel, and requires divestitures in 10 local geographic markets (Alimentation Couche-Tard / Holiday)

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THE LATEST : FTC CHALLENGES RETAIL FUEL STATION AND CONVENIENCE STORE TRANSACTION— REQUIRES TEN LOCALIZED DIVESTITURES IN WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA* WHAT HAPPENED : Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) and its subsidiaries (including Circle K Stores, Inc.) are engaged in the retail sale of (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US District Court for the Southern District of Texas files an information due to conspiracy to fix the prices in the silicone wristbands and lanyards sector (Zaappaaz)

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Azim Makanojiya founded Zaappaaz Inc. as a nineteen-year-old university student and quickly turned it into a multi-million dollar business. WHAT HAPPENED : On Tuesday, August 7, online retailer Zaappaaz Inc. and its twenty-nine-year-old president and founder, Azim Makanojiya, agreed to plead (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of an antitrust counterclaim in a labor dispute (ICTSI / ILWU)

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On July 24, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust counterclaim brought by ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI), the operator of a marine shipping facility, against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismisses the indictments of two individuals accused of playing a role in the LIBOR case and clarifies the Fifth Amendment law in international cartels (Allen)

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SECOND CIRCUIT CLARIFIES FIFTH AMENDMENT LAW, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR US PROSECUTION OF INTERNATIONAL CARTELS* On July 19, 2017, the Second Circuit vacated the convictions and dismissed the indictments of two individuals accused of playing a role in the manipulation of the London Interbank (...)

Mai Muto, Louise Aberg, Stefan M. Meisner, Christian Krohs The German Regional Court of Berlin refers to questions on extradition discrimination to the EU Court of Justice in the case of the first business executive extradited to the USA on cartel charges (Romano Pisciotti)

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CJEU TO RULE ON EXTRADITION OF EU CITIZENS IN CRIMINAL ANTITRUST PROCEEDINGS The first European citizen to be extradited from Europe to the United States for criminal antitrust conduct recently succeeded in having a Berlin court refer the matter of his extradition to the Court of Justice of (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US FTC enters into a final settlement resolving an administrative case between two drug testing companies for collusion (DTC)

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The FTC has entered into a final settlement with Drug Testing Compliance Group LLC (DTC Group) by order issued January 21, 2016, resolving an administrative case that alleged DTC Group had invited a competitor to collude with respect to customer allocation in violation of §5 of the Federal Trade (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio approves a plea agreement from a sales manager that conspired to fix prices of automotive hoses (Horie of Toyoda Gosei)

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FORMER TOYODA GOSEI EXECUTIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO PRICE-FIXING, BID-RIGGING* On January 6, 2015, Makoto Horie of Toyoda Gosei North America pled guilty to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for conspiring to fix the prices of automotive hoses sold to U.S. companies. Mr. Horie was (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US Northern District of California allows a claim brought against a franchise car dealer for engaging into anticompetitive price discrimination by offering volume discounts (Chrysler Group / Matthew Enterprise)

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DISTRICT COURT PARES DOWN PRICE DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST CHRYSLER* On July 11, 2014, the Northern District of California dismissed one of two federal antitrust claims brought against Chrysler Group LLC under the Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S. C. § 13, as well as several state statutory and (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US Court of the Northern District of California rules against an acquisition of a competitor on the basis that it would lead to anticompetitive effects in the high-tech market (Bazaarvoice / PowerReviews)

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JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF DOJ FINDING BAZAARVOICE/POWERREVIEWS MERGER ANTICOMPETITIVE* On January 8, 2014, Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California ruled that Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of competitor PowerReviews violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The ruling was in favor of the (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The Brazil’s House of Representatives publish a bill reforming competition law with important implications for merger control

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COMPETITION LAW REFORM IN BRAZIL : IMPLICATIONS FOR MERGER CONTROL* Brazil’s House of Representatives passed a long-awaited competition bill (the Competition Bill) on 5 October 2011, making significant changes to Brazilian competition law. The Competition Bill has yet to be signed into law by (...)

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