Christian Krohs - McDermott Will & Emery


Christian Krohs advises clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including litigation and proceedings before German and EU courts, coordination of complex projects before antitrust authorities world wide , as well as compliance programs and investigations.

Christian has extensive experience, in particular, in relation to cartel investigations, cartel damages claims, as well as national, EU and international merger control projects. He has also advised numerous clients regarding questions of market dominance and its abuse as well as antitrust and anticorruption compliance.

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  • Represented defendants in long-term, multinational cartel investigations and proceedings, concerning, inter alia, electrical equipment, natural resources, natural gas, civil engineering, and food and consumer goods
  • Advised regarding large, multinational alliances among competitors, including the organization and management of complex economic analyses regarding efficiencies and synergies
  • Advised on merger control proceedings, in connection with numerous significant mergers such as Coop/REWE/CORE, Nagel-Group/Transthermos, Karstadt/Kaufhof, SIGNA/Sport-Scheck, Pfeifer & Langen/Rügenwalder

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™,  Germany: Antitrust and Competition Law, 2021-2025
  • JUVE, “The 50 Leading Minds in Investment Control”, 2024
  • Global Competition Review 100, Recommended, 2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended, Antitrust Law, 2022-2024


  • Member of the German Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Antitrust Experts Association)
  • Member of the ICC Global Competition Commissions


Higher Regional Court of Cologne, Second State Exam, 2003
University of Aberdeen, LLM, International and European Law, 2001
University of Cologne, First State Exam, 2000


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