Provided by Karsten Metzlaff
Karsten Metzlaff advises German and foreign clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law. His advice focuses on merger control (including the coordination and management of multijurisdictional filings), antitrust investigations (by the German Federal Cartel Office and Eu-ropean Commission), cartel damages claims and compliance issues (including e-discovery and e-learning). He also advises on all issues relating to distribution law, in particular franchise law. Karsten’s special industry focus is in the areas of retail, health care and life sciences, media and IT and real estate. Karsten began his career at a major German branded goods company, where he had overall responsibility for establishing its international franchise system.
German and European antitrust law
Distribution law and franchising
At Noerr since 1999
International Bar Association (IBA), Co-Chair of International Franchising Law Committee and Member of Antitrust Law Committee
Antitrust Section of American Bar Association (ABA)
ABA Forum on Franchising
German Antitrust Law Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht)
German Franchise Association e.V. (DFV)
Excellent practitioner Karsten Metzlaff is recognised for his breadth of expertise concerning a variety of commercial issues such as franchise agreements across European jurisdictions and cooperation agreements, often involving topical elements such as e-mobility. Karsten Metzlaff is also a seasoned litigator, making him an attractive choice for contentious as well as non-contentious mandates.
Karsten Metzlaff advises clients on a broad array of competition law ranging from merger control clearances to abuse of dominance proceedings.