Dr. JürgenBeninca

Partner

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Dr. Jürgen Beninca counsels European and U.S. corporate clients on antitrust regulatory compliance and represents businesses before cartel authorities — including the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission — and before courts in antitrust matters. Antitrust follow-on litigation cases constitute an important part of his practice. In addition to antitrust, he assists clients in internal investigations and guides clients through the screening process of foreign direct investments into Germany under Germany's Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AWV).

Jürgen's experience includes winning merger control approvals from the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission in a variety of industrial sectors, including the automotive, banking, nonwoven, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. He also has been involved in various international, European, and national antitrust investigations in the banking, cement, automotive, insurance, and industrial minerals industries. His regulatory practice focuses on cartel and distribution cases and abuses of a dominant position. Jürgen's litigation experience includes the representation of two U.S. financial institutions in approximately 300 different cases.

He currently represents a sweets manufacturer in front of the German Federal Supreme Court in a case concerning the mere exchange of competitively sensitive information and is defending an automotive supplier against an antitrust damage claim brought by a car manufacturer. He also recently obtained a certificate of non-objection pursuant to Section 58 AWV for the acquisition of a German target by a Chinese client from the German government.

Experience

  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • ebase GmbH to acquire securities business of Augsburger AktienbankJones Day is advising European Bank of Financial Services GmbH (ebase) in the acquisition of the securities business of Augsburger Aktienbank AG.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Celonis raises $290 million in Series C funding roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a Munich-based unicorn for process mining software, in connection with the US$290 million Series C financing round led by Arena Holdings and other U.S. investors based on a company valuation of US$2.5 billion.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sold investment in InfianaJones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the auction sale of the portfolio company Infiana Group GmbH and indirectly all of its subsidiaries to funds advised by Pamplona Capital Management.
  • Panalpina and DSV join forces by way of CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange of stockJones Day advised Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland, one of the world's leading freight forwarders, with respect to German, EU, and U.S. securities law aspects and foreign direct investment filings in connection with the combination with DSV A/S, Hedhusene, Denmark, by way of a CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange offer of DSV to all Panalpina shareholders to tender their Panalpina shares (listed at SIX Swiss Exchange) against DSV shares (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen).
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Family Investment Group acquires controlling interest in Propex Furnishing SolutionsJones Day advised the Family Investment Group in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s European operations, which will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions.
  • Gimv invests in Snack ConnectionJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its investment in Snack Connection B.V., a Dutch company specialized in purchasing, processing, mixing and packing nuts, kernels, seeds, subtropical fruits and related products.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented a German moving services company in a parallel cartel investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the German Federal Cartel Office.

    Represented a leading Austrian bank in an investigation by the European Commission for price-fixing and in the appeal against the fine imposed by the Commission in the front of the European Courts in Luxemburg.

    Represented a leading manufacturer of brakes for rail and commercial vehicles in obtaining merger clearances from the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, and other jurisdictions around the world in a variety of transactions involving highly concentrated markets.

    Represented acquisitions by private equity funds of a broad variety of businesses in obtaining merger clearance from the German Federal Cartel Office and in coordinating the filings in other jurisdictions.

    Represented two leading U.S. financial institutions in a series of lawsuits filed by German investors alleging tort claims involving kickbacks and churning.

    Successfully represented an insurance company in an antitrust investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office.

    Represented various providers of core banking systems and related services to Germany cooperative and savings banks in obtaining merger clearances from the German Federal Cartel Office.

    Represented a manufacturer of dry mortar in an antitrust investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office and in subsequent proceedings in front of the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and the German Federal Supreme Court.

    Successfully represented a dealer of bathroom equipment in an antitrust investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office.

    Represented a European stock exchange in the appeal against the blocking decision of the European Commission regarding the merger with a U.S.-based competitor in front of the European Court in Luxemburg.

    Speaking Engagements

    • September 24, 2019
      Loan Market Association, Syndicated Loans Conference Impact of competition law and the EC study on the loan market
    • September 27, 2018
      Recent Developments in European and German FDI Control law, panelist, Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference, Competition, Trade & National Security
    • June 14, 2018
      Arbeitstagung der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, Ist die „europäische Auslegung“ des § 1 GWB bzw. die Anwendung von Art. 101 AEUV durch deutsche Gerichte noch mit tragenden Verfahrensgrundsätzen des deutschen Ordnungswidrigkeitenrechts vereinbar?
    • March 2, 2018
      Working Group Day 2018 of the DAJV (German-American Lawyers’ Association)
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