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) and a vice chair of the section's Unilateral Conduct Committee (2008-2014) and Global Private Litigation Committee (2018-2021). 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.).

Experiencia

  • Roper Technologies sells majority stake in industrial businesses to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $2.6 billionJones Day is advising Roper Technologies, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its industrial businesses, including its entire Process Technologies segment and the industrial businesses within its Measurement & Analytical Solutions segment, to an affiliate of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC, for $2.6 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and contingent consideration of up to $51 million.
  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day is advising Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions to acquire 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day is advising Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its proposed 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Nivel Parts & ManufacturingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Astellas returns rights to Eligard® in Europe, Middle East, CIS, and Asia to TolmarJones Day represented Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. in connection with a series of transactions, including the sale of related assets, in which Astellas returned its in-licensing rights to Eligard® (leuprorelin acetate for injectable suspension), a treatment for advanced prostate cancer, sold by Astellas in Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Asia, to Tolmar International Limited.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • Diodes acquires Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 millionJones Day advised the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in the acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately $446 million in cash.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised 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.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • Investment management firm and its affiliated funds recapitalize technology firmJones Day advised an investment management firm and its affiliated funds in connection with a strategic recapitalization of a technology firm.
  • Koch Industries acquired remaining equity stake in InforJones Day advised 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, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry.
  • Universal Weather and Aviation fuel business sold to World Fuel Services for $170 millionJones Day advised Universal Weather and Aviation in the $170 million carve-out sale of its aviation fuel business to World Fuel Services, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Inflexion Private Equity acquires Aspen PumpsJones Day advised 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.
  • Ponencias

    • 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