Antitrust in Germany: Orrick Japanese Workshop - Düsseldorf Seminar Series

Seminar | September.23.2016 | 4pm - 5pm (E. Europe Standard Time)

Orrick Düsseldorf Office (4th Floor)


Orrick's Düsseldorf Office is pleased to announce the launch of the "Orrick Japanese Workshop" series starting from September 2016, designed to support global Japanese companies in Germany. Each session of the Orrick Japanese Workshop series aims to provide practical tips on various legal topics such as antitrust and competition, data privacy, compliance, IP, employment, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, etc.

Our first workshop will be on "Antitrust in Germany" focusing mainly on dawn raids by the EU Commission and the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority. 

The topics of the workshop will be as follow:

  1. Overview of the competition laws in Germany and the European Union;
  2. Application of the laws to global Japanese companies; and
  3. Introduction to and managing of a dawn raid.

In our discussion on dawn raids, we will answer any practical questions concerning aspects such as: 

  • Differences between dawn raids carried out by the EU Commission and by the Bundeskartellamt;
  • Number of officials participating in a dawn raid;
  • Spoken language, and the language in which an authorization document for the dawn raid is written;
  • Behavior of officials during dawn raid;
  • Do's and don'ts for the company;
  • Appropriate initial reaction; and
  • How to prepare for a dawn raid.

The workshop will be presented by  Dr. Till Steinvorth, partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's office in Düsseldorf, who focuses on German and European antitrust law, with the participation of Kazuo Isshiki, a senior associate in Orrick's Düsseldorf/Tokyo Office.

There will be time set aside for questions and answers. After the workshop, there will also be a casual reception with drinks and snacks.

Date: September 23, 2016 (Friday) 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Registration from 3:30 pm)
Place: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf Office (Map)
Speaker: Dr. Till Steinvorth, Partner, Düsseldorf Office
Language: English (with Japanese translation support where necessary)
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016 (Friday)

*Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  

CLE Credits Available: Y