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Dr. Carsten T. Gromotke


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  • Free University of Berlin (Dr. iur. 1996; Second State Examination 1990; First State Examination 1987); Southern Methodist University (LL.M. 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany

With a focus on European and German competition law, Carsten Gromotke astutely counsels European and U.S. clients in merger control and other proceedings before the European Commission, German Federal Cartel Office, and other competition authorities. In addition, his practice includes the handling and coordination of complex antitrust litigation and arbitration cases. Carsten is the head of Jones Day's German Antitrust & Competition Law Practice.

Recent assignments have involved a wide variety of industrial sectors, including automotive, pharmaceutical/chemicals, energy, food retail, media & telecommunications, postal, and steel. 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 U.S. periodicals.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Europe (2007-2017)

    European Legal Experts (2001-2013)

    JUVE (2000/2001-2016/2017)

    Legal 500 EMEA (2006-2017)

    PLC Cross-border Competition Handbook (2007/2008-2013)

    PLC Which lawyer? (2008-2013)

    Listed among top law firms for antitrust law by WirtschaftsWoche, No. 44, October 31, 2011

    International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists

    Who's Who Legal: Germany

    Listed as "Germany Life Science Star" for competition/antitrust by LMG Life Sciences (2014-2016)


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Carsten Gromotke