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Kaarli H. Eichhorn


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  • Stockholm University (Master of European Law 2001; Master of Laws 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Sweden

Kaarli Eichhorn has acted on a significant number of high-profile and politically sensitive merger matters globally for more than 15 years. He has extensive experience in international policy work with competition authorities globally, including the International Competition Network, OECD, the EU Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Kaarli was global executive counsel of competition law & policy at General Electric Company (GE). During his 10-year tenure at GE he led global teams and regularly negotiated with competition authorities and governments. He handled a significant amount of GE's counseling and compliance (training, guidance, internal investigations, and audits) within the company's business divisions internationally and regularly handled matters related to cartel and abuse of dominance issues. He also engaged in legislative advocacy as a member of GE's government affairs team.

Kaarli has extensive experience advising in energy and oil & gas equipment, transportation, aerospace, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, financial services, and media.

Earlier in his career, Kaarli was in private practice with an international law firm for eight years. He is a non-governmental advisor at the International Competition Network, former vice chair of the In-House Counsel Competition Counsel Association, and a member of the Competition Committee of BusinessEurope and the American Bar Association. He has held leadership roles at AmCham EU and was a member of the board of European Justice Forum for several years.

Kaarli speaks often at international conferences and has authored articles and a textbook on competition law.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recipient of the 2016 GCR Team award in the category of "Merger Control Matter of the Year — Europe" (GE/Alstom)

    Recipient of the 2012 Global Counsel Award for "Competition — Individual of the Year" by the Association of Corporate Counsel and International Law Office


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Kaarli Eichhorn