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Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Christoph Weinert, LL.M. (Wellington)

Christoph advises national and international clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law. His main areas of advice include antitrust litigation, in particular representation in damages proceedings before German courts, as well as defense in regulatory and judicial antitrust proceedings. Another focus is on advising in the area of German and European merger control, including all transactional antitrust law. Christoph also advises on distribution antitrust issues and abuse control as well as on all aspects of antitrust compliance.

Christoph is recognized as a competition expert by Legal 500 EMEA and Kanzleimonitor.

Education and Professional Career

  • since 01/2023 Partner with COMMEO
  • Counsel with COMMEO (01/2018 – 12/2022)
  • Associate with COMMEO (01/2012 – 12/2017)
  • Associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Frankfurt am Main (2011)
  • Admission to the bar (2011)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
  • Studies of law at the University of Bonn; worked as Referendar for the German Federal Cartel Office as well as for White & Case LLP in Dusseldorf and Brussels during his legal training


  • AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers
    (Member Executive Committee)
  • European Competition Lawyers Association (ECLA)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • Competition Litigation Forum (C-L-F)
  • Kartellrechtsforum Frankfurt

Christoph advises clients in English and German.

Selected Publications
  • Schultze (Hrsg.), Compliance-Handbuch Kartellrecht, Frankfurt am Main, 2. Auflage 2021 (Mitautor)
  • Ettinger/Jaques (Hrsg.), Beck’sches Handbuch Unternehmenskauf im Mittelstand, München, 3. Auflage 2021 (Mitautor)
  • Kartellschadensersatzanspruch für jedermann, Kommentar zum EuGH-Urteil vom 12.12.2019 (Rs. C-435/18), Betriebs-Berater 6/2020, S. 267
  • Gun-Jumping – The standstill obligation under German merger control law, Competition Law & Policy Debate, 1/2019, S. 49
  • European Private Enforcement Database – German case summaries 2018 u. 2019, Wolters Kluwer
  • Ettinger/Jaques (Hrsg.), Beck’sches Handbuch Unternehmenskauf im Mittelstand, München, 2. Auflage 2017 (Mitautor)
  • Schultze (Hrsg.), Compliance-Handbuch Kartellrecht, Frankfurt am Main, 2014 (Mitautor)
  • Arens/Tepper (Hrsg.), Praxishandbuch Gesellschaftsrecht, Berlin, 2. Auflage 2013 (Mitautor)