Covington & Burling (Frankfurt)

Horst Henschen

Covington & Burling (Frankfurt)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Horst Henschen is an of counsel in Covington’s Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s global antitrust and competition team. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in antitrust matters, Mr. Henschen provides advice in complex M&A and joint venture transactions requiring international antitrust merger control approvals both in Europe, including in Germany and worldwide. Mr. Henschen also represents clients with fine proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission and coordinates immunity/leniency proceedings on a worldwide basis. Mr. Henschen has represented companies of a range of sectors, including life sciences and financial services, advising on all aspects of EU, German and international antitrust law, in particular in connection with merger control, cartel investigations and antitrust compliance programs and internal investigations.

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1491 Bulletin

Peter D. Camesasca, Laurie-Anne Grelier, Sophie Bertin, Johan Ysewyn, Horst Henschen, Katherine Kingsbury, Sebastian Vos The EU Commission proposes a regulation that introduces more scrutiny for companies receiving foreign subsidies


Companies that benefit from non-EU state support or subsidies will soon face heightened scrutiny in the European Union (EU) as the European Commission unveiled on May 5 its proposed Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market. As its name suggests, the proposed Regulation (...)

Horst Henschen, Sarah Hachmeister, Peter D. Camesasca The German Parliament enters into force its 10th amendment of the act against restraints of competition bringing powers for intervention in digital markets and changing the merger control regime


On 19 January 2021, the 10th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (“ARC”), the so-called ARC Digitisation Act (the “ARC-DA”) entered into force. The ARC-DA brings far-reaching amendments to German competition law, containing inter alia the introduction of a new framework to (...)

Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Martin Juhasz The German Government prohibits the acquisition of a telecommunication company by a Chinese buyer under the foreign direct investment rules (IMST / Addsino)


On 2 December 2020, the German government prohibited the acquisition of German company IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort (“IMST”) by a Chinese investor. This is the second high profile prohibition decision issued by the German government this year on the grounds of Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) rules. (...)

Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Katherine Kingsbury, Sarah Hachmeister The EU Parliament and Council see their framework for the screening of foreign direct investments enter into force


On October 11, 2020, the EU FDI Screening Regulation (EU) 2019/452 – the “Regulation”) entered fully into force. The Regulation, which was approved and adopted in March 2019, establishes a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) by EU Member States in which decision-making (...)

Horst Henschen, James S. Venit The EU Court of Justice upholds the €12.6 million fine imposed by the EU Commission for abuse of dominant position in the German telephony fixed market (Deutsche Telekom)


On October 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) issued its judgment in Deutsche Telekom AG vs. Commission (Case C-280/08 P, hereinafter the “Judgment”) dismissing an appeal brought by Deutsche Telekom AG (Telekom) against a judgment of the Court of First Instance (now the (...)

1521 Revue

Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Martin Juhasz Foreign direct investment screening in Europe : A comparative perspective on differences and commonalities within Europe


Les auteurs fournissent une perspective comparative sur l’examen des investissements directs étrangers (’IDE’) en Europe à la lumière du nouveau règlement de l’UE, le règlement (UE) 2019/452. Ils expliquent les principaux critères d’examen des IDE et analysent leurs implications au niveau européen. (...)

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