Dr. JohannesZöttl

Partner

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Johannes Zöttl focuses on antitrust enforcement proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission as well as merger reviews. He has worked extensively with companies in the chemical and IT industries and has led high-profile internal investigations in the automotive industry. He has particular experience dealing with cross-border mergers and acquisitions subject to review by multiple antitrust authorities around the world.

Johannes represented several suppliers of auto parts before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. He has significant experience in the area of cross-border compliance investigations and recently was one of the leaders of a large multinational cross-border investigation in connection with U.S. and German regulatory and law enforcement authorities.

Johannes was a member of the International Task Force of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law (2007-2008), a vice chair of the section's Unilateral Conduct Committee (2008-2014), and currently serves as a vice chair of its Global Private Litigation Committee. He is also a non-governmental advisor to the ICN Unilateral Conduct Working Group (UCWG) and is a member of the German Antitrust Lawyers Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.).

Experience

  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • Koch Industries to acquire remaining equity stake in InforJones Day is advising Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on the purchase of the remaining equity stake held by Golden Gate Capital in Infor, Inc., a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Inflexion Private Equity to acquire Aspen PumpsJones Day is advising Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, one of the UK's leading mid-market private equity firms, on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc.
  • Truck-Lite receives significant investment from Genstar CapitalJones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite.
  • Pandox acquires seven hotel properties in Germany from HR Group for €290 millionJones Day advised Pandox AB, a leading hotel investor in Northern Europe, on the acquisition of seven German hotel properties with a total of 1,532 rooms from HR Group for €290 million.
  • Pandox AB purchases two hotel properties in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands)Jones Day advised Pandox AB on the €83 million purchase of two hotel properties and the respective hotel operations in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands) from Grape Hospitality.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • SunPower announces sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day is advising SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Roper Technologies sells Gatan to AMETEKJones Day provided antitrust advice to Roper Technologies, Inc. in its sale of microscope peripherals business Gatan, Inc. to AMETEK, Inc.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries to acquire InvertekJones Day is advising Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • Diodes to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 millionJones Day is advising the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in a transaction to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 million in cash.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
  • Pandox acquires three hotel properties in Germany for €103 million (US$115 million)Jones Day advised Pandox AB in its €103 million (US$115 million) acquisition of three hotel properties in Germany.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 13, 2019
      2019 German Client Conference: New Challenges Crossing Borders
    • June 14-15, 2018
      Ninth Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues
    • March 2, 2018
      Working Group Day 2018 of the DAJV (German-American Lawyers’ Association)
    • 28. Mai 2013
      Grenzüberschreitende Kartellrechtsdurchsetzung und –verteidigung
    • April 11, 2013
      The New Economy: Dominance in Novel Markets , chair, 61st Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law in Washington
    • June 26, 2012
      JDialog: Managerhaftung bei Kartellrechtsverstößen
    • June 13, 2012
      C.H.Beck DialogCamp: Kartellrecht und IT-Märkte
    • June 4, 2012
      Missbrauch von Marktmacht oder Missbrauch des Kartellrechts?, Recht im Kontext, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
    • March 29, 2012
      Is "Aspen Skiing" Still Viable?, ABA Antitrust Section, Spring Meeting 2012
    • September 22, 2011
      Antitrust litigation for damages, FIW Summer Workshop
    • December 3, 2010
      Why the Section of Antitrust Law is Using Social Media: Social Media Strategy for Leadership, panelist, ABA Antitrust Section
    • April 24, 2010
      The Transatlantic Divide in the Area of Unilateral Conduct, German-American Bar Association
    • April 21-23, 2010
      58th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
    • February 18, 2010
      Konsolidierung von Märkten - Herausforderungen und Chancen am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie
    • January 14, 2010
      Distribution Issues in the North Atlantic Triangle: Refusal to Deal: When Can - and Will - You Be Required to Supply, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • September 22, 2009
      Antitrust litigation for damages, FIW Summer Workshop
    • April 1, 2009
      U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence dealing with unilateral conduct, Frankfurter Kartellrechtsforum
    • March 25, 2009
      Spring Meeting 2009, ABA Antitrust Section: Reconciling Price-Squeeze Claims In The U.S. And The EC
    • January 1, 2008
      Antitrust compliance in contract management, NetAcad Workshop
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