Jan challenges anti-trust decisions before authorities and before the European courts as well national courts, including the Federal Supreme Court. He was involved in a number of high profile German and EU merger proceedings. He defended a number of clearance decisions by the Federal Cartel Office against actions by third party interveners before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and the Federal Supreme Court.

Jan is regularly involved in internal investigations, leading teams of employment, tender, criminal and commercial specialists. He puts in place and maintains compliance programmes and advises on practical approaches towards risk management. This includes comprehensive audits, dawn raid trainings and mock dawn raids, management and staff trainings - online and offline -, site visits as well as tailoring codes of conducts and best practice guidelines.

He advises companies on question of distribution and R&D, specialisation and technology transfer. His industry expertise is inter alia focused on transport including airlines, machinery construction, pharmaceutical and chemical companies as well as waste. He is also an expert in packaging laws.

Key experience

  • Cartel and abuse defence of companies. internal investigations: Online Sales, Pharmaceutical Wholesale, Mobile Telecoms, Manufacturing, Media Sales, Professional Videotapes, medical products, Consumer Products, Abuse proceedings in the waste industry, defending Merck KG aA before the Federal Cartel Office and before courts concerning their exclusive distribution system 
  • Advising companies with a strong market presence in all areas of distribution, research and development and horizontal cooperation as well as merger control 
  • Numerous EU and national Mergers proceedings as well as multi-jurisdictional filing coordination, recent examples working for EWE AG, Mondelez, Burda, Gruner & Jahr, Springer, Altana, GEAG, Wehrhahn, Accenture and many more.
  • Internal investigations in the online sector, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, consumer products  and pharmaceuticals
  • Damage claims: defence and actions against responsible management
  • Distribution issues, State Aid and Tenders
  • Compliance Programs: Installing and maintaining Compliance Programs recently for a globally active consumer products manufacturer, a healthcare company, a plastic foils manufacturer as well as a jeans company and an online-retailer