Kapellmann und Partner

Comment: This recommended antitrust practice is gaining a foothold beyond its core client Thyssenkrupp. Antitrust advice on distribution and compliance is a major area, along with advice on corporate partnerships with difficult unfair competition aspects. Kallmayer recently became involved with Axel Springer in this way. Its expertise in market abuse is useful for cases where companies sue their competitors. Du Mont is leading a number of proceedings for the payment service Sofort against the credit sector. The firm also intervened for an airline before the Federal Cartel Office against a cooperation between Lufthansa and Air Berlin (“Wet Lease”). The team expansion, which competitors have spoken of positively, recently stalled somewhat when an experienced associate left Kapellmann for DWF.
Strengths: Advice on ?compliance, esp. through its great expertise in criminal law. Well-connected office with German partners in Brussels.
Recommended: Dr. Axel Kallmayer (“good, pragmatic thinker, fast and efficient”, competitor), Dr. Ivo du Mont (“excellent specialist knowledge, outstanding service mentality”, competitor; “reliable, competent”, competitor).
Practice: Ongoing advice in antitrust, incl. contracts, merger controls, compliance. Highly regarded in criminal law. Litigation in antitrust proceedings, assertion of damages claims. (3 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Thyssenkrupp ongoing in distribution, merger controls and compliance; ongoing advice to Axel Springer on cooperations; Klarna/Sofort in antitrust proceedings in Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria and the EU; ongoing advice to Vorwerk, Düsseldorf airport.
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