Florian specialises in all aspects of EU and German competition law, with a focus on cartels (including follow-on litigation), merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He takes a particular interest in competition and regulatory issues and has advised on a broad range of energy related matters. Florian has represented clients in proceedings before the EU Commission, the Federal Cartel Office, the Federal Network Agency and in national courts. His sector focus covers regulated industries (such as energy), automotive, consumer products, agribusiness as well as general industries. As a former in-house counsel with Bayer AG Florian is very familiar with the specific demands and challenges companies face in complex transactions and proceedings. He was part of the in-house team that advised Bayer on the worldwide merger control process for its successful acquisition of Monsanto. He frequently holds lectures at the Institute for Antitrust Law in Düsseldorf and the University of Regensburg on a broad range of antitrust and other regulatory topics. His work has been published in the fields of competition, procurement, energy and constitutional law.