Dr. Lars Mesenbrink

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Lars is advising clients on EU and German antitrust and competition law. He represents them before the supranational and national authorities to help them translate their projects into action and defend them against unjustified interventions by the authorities.

His background in economics, Chinese language skills and extensive international experience add to his excellent legal knowledge and allow him to advise his clients on a comprehensive basis.

Lars has represented clients before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office in all areas of competition law, inter alia including mergers, compliance, cartels, litigation and abuse of dominance.

In these areas, he provides companies with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions.

Lars also pursues international trade and compliance matters, including matters involving foreign investment filings in Germany.

  • Lars has advised the following clients in cartel cases:

    • International manufacturer of wallpapers
    • German manufacturer of sausage products

    Companies he has advised in merger control cases include:

    • Merger of technical solution providers in the automotive sector
    • Sale of an international oil and gas manufacturer
    • Acquisition of a manufacturer of household goods by a financial investor
    • Establishment of a joint venture in the renewable energy sector / technology service provider
    • Intended acquisition of a competitor in the slaughterhouse sector

    Lars has further advised inter alia the following companies in other competition and antitrust law related matters:

    • Manufacturer of trucks in numerous private cartel damage claims
    • International energy company regarding regulatory and antitrust law aspects in gas storage agreements
    • Manufacturer of sausage products regarding intended merger and cooperation with competitors