Carsten Gromotke


Dr. Carsten T. Gromotke’s practice focuses on European and national (predominantly German) competition law, and he has extensive experience representing large European and US corporate clients in merger control and other proceedings before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, other national competition authorities, and the courts. In addition, his practice includes the handling and coordination of complex antitrust litigation and arbitration cases. He heads Jones Day’s German antitrust practice. Recent assignments have involved a wide variety of industrial sectors, including the automotive, pharmaceutical/chemicals, energy, food retail, media & telecommunications, postal, and steel industries. A significant part of his regulatory practice encompasses inquiries and investigations under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the equivalent national rules involving a broad range of competition law matters from cartel, licensing, and distribution cases to strategic alliances and abuses of a dominant position. Most notably, he worked extensively on two cases before the General Court of the European Union involving the successful challenge of the imposition of significant fines against two companies in the chemicals industry. He also has been involved in a number of cross-border and national antitrust investigations, on behalf of both leniency applicants and defendants. Carsten is fluent in German, English, and French and possesses a good working knowledge of the Czech and Slovak languages. He has written and spoken widely on topics relating to European, German, and East European antitrust laws. Recent publications include comments on a broad range of European and German antitrust law developments and compliance issues, which have appeared in German and US periodicals.

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