Karsten is a partner at Noerr LLP. He advises German and foreign clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law, on merger control (including multi-jurisdictional filings), antitrust investigations (by the German Federal Cartel Office and European Commission), cartel damages claims and compliance issues (including mock dawn raids and e-discovery). Karsten’s special industry focus is in the areas of retail, healthcare and life sciences, media and IT, and real estate. Recent representations include ThyssenKrupp in antitrust issues; Fresenius Helios on the acquisition of hospitals from Rhön-Klinikum; cruise operator AIDA Cruises in various disputes concerning the alleged abuse of a dominant market position; German publishers against Google’s threat of a curtailed listing of the content of press publishers that do not consent to a free-of-charge use of their content; the major European food retailer Kaufland in claiming damages from the members of various supplier cartels and a major wood-based panels manufacturer on Federal Cartel Office antitrust proceedings into alleged price-fixing.
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