Allen & Overy

Comment: This firm recommended for antitrust has made noticeable progress in integrating the team around Ahrens. In addition to his long-term work for Edeka, he has also seized opportunities to cooperate with the corporate practice, e.g. advice to Daimler on a joint venture. On the whole, the practice has been developing positively; practice head Braun scored a success for the sausage company Bell – the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) had to cancel a heavy fine it had imposed on it due to the sausage cartel. The Brussels team is one of the representatives for Google in the Android proceedings, and is also advising Scania as the only vehicle manufacturer that has not come to an agreement with the EC. This raises particular questions around the issue of damages claims. In addition to boasting high-level clients, this team has become very stable in terms of personnel.
Strengths: Good international connections among the offices.
Recommended: Dr. Ellen Braun (“a very good lawyer and a team player”, competitor), Jürgen Schindler, Dr. Börries Ahrens (“careful and competent, lots of experience”, competitor).
Practice: Broad practice. Merger controls, cartel cases, damages claims, advice on distribution structures and ?compliance. (3 partners, 1 counsel, 9 associates)
Clients: ?? CTS Eventim against the FCO, incl. alleged abuse of market position in ticket distribution; Edeka headquarters, incl. purchase of Tengelmann markets and cooperation with Budnikowsky; Advent/Allnex on purchase of Nuplex; Evonik on purchase of its air products branch; Google on appeal concerning Android.
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