Dr. JohannesZöttl


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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.).


  • 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.
  • Koch Equity Development invests $550 million in Getty ImagesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with an investment of $550 million in Getty Images.
  • Euricom acquires 100 percent of Marbour Group's European dry rice divisionJones Day advised Euricom S.p.A. on the acquisition of the private label dry rice business of Marbour Foods S.A.S. located in Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Competitive Power Ventures sells partial stake in Towantic Energy Center to Osaka Gas USAJones Day advised Competitive Power Ventures in the sale of 25 percent of its ownership interests in the CPV Towantic Energy Center (CPV Towantic) to Osaka Gas USA.
  • Ratioparts joins Riverside's Arrowhead platformJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing, with co-investor Investcorp, of Ratioparts, an add-on to the Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead) platform.
  • Compagnie Plastic Omnium acquires 33.3 percent in HBPO joint venture and increases its overall stake to 66.6 percentJones Day advised Compagnie Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of 33.3 percent of the shares in HBPO Group held by Mahle GmbH for an enterprise value of €350 million (US$431 million).
  • American Greetings sells majority interest in company to Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day advised American Greetings Corporation in its sale of a 60 percent ownership stake to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • PotashCorp combines with Agrium in $38 billion merger-of-equalsJones Day advised PotashCorp in its $38 billion all-stock merger-of-equals with Agrium.
  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads $150 million investment in INSIGHTECJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, as the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company.
  • FVB sold to TalanxJones Day advised the sole shareholder of FVB (Gesellschaft für Finanz- und Versorgungsberatung mbH) in the sale of 100 percent of the shares to Talanx Deutschland AG.
  • 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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