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National and international clients entrust Christian Ritz with their complex German and European competition law issues. Christian can assist you with his extensive experience in cartel authority investigations as well as merger control procedures and compliance issues. You may also seek Christian's advice on state aid law as well as regulatory issues. With a background in policy-making and government relations, Christian can assist you to get your voice heard at national as well as at EU level.

Prior to joining our firm, Christian practiced antitrust and competition law at the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He also gained valuable experience in the EU public policy arena while working for Alber & Geiger in Berlin and Brussels.

Christian undertook his legal education at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the Université Paris-Sud, France. He obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Sydney, Australia. He trained with international law firms in Berlin as well as with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Christian regularly publishes on antitrust, regulatory and other related matters.

Mergers in the Digital Economy: A Practitioners’ Outlook on Key Merger Control Aspects of Big Data and Innovation in Digital Markets
Leniency Carrots and Cartel Sticks – A Practitioners' View on Recent Trends and Challenges Presented by The EU Leniency Program