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Ann-Christin Käser

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Associate, Munich

"I advise on all aspects of German and European antitrust and foreign investment law with a strong focus on multijurisdictional and complex foreign investment and merger control proceedings. I pursue a pragmatic and dedicated approach to help our clients achieve their commercial and strategic goals."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Ann-Christin is an associate in our global Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice and based in Munich. She specialises in German and European antitrust and foreign investment control law and has in particular significant experience in complex foreign investment and merger control proceedings in Germany and other jurisdictions globally.

Ann-Christin also comprehensively advises clients in abuse of dominance cases and cartel proceedings before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office as well as in compliance matters and in internal investigations with respect to potential competition law infringements.

Before joining our Munich office, Ann-Christin worked in our offices in Düsseldorf and Brussels.

Work highlights

Ann-Christin has most recently advised inter alia on the following cases:

  • Dialog Semiconductor: advising on the EUR 4.9 bn. takeover by Renesas Electronics
  • Mercedes Benz Group and Daimler Trucks: advising on merger and foreign investment control aspects regarding the separation of both groups
  • A PCR investor: advising on German foreign investment control aspects (phase II proceeding) regarding an attempted acquisition of a company active in the wider semiconductor industry
  • A UK Private Equity investor: advising on foreign investment control aspects in relation to the proposed USD 1.3bn takeover of a pharmaceutical company
  • CLARK: advising on the combination with Finanzen Group which resulted in CLARK becoming one of the largest insuretech companies worldwide
  • AKKA Technologies: Advising on the EUR 2bn combination with Adecco

Professional experience

Before joining Linklaters, Ann-Christin was as a trainee lawyer at the German Embassy in Norway.

She is a member of the German Antitrust Law Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.) and of the German-American Lawyers Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V.).

Education and qualifications

Ann-Christin holds a law degree from the University of Passau and completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf.

She speaks German, English, French and Norwegian.

Published works

  • Annual Review of the German and European Foreign Investment Control developments 2021 in  Der Betrieb, DB Beilage 2021, Nr. 03, 42-44 together with Christoph Barth and David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves
  • Further amendment to the German foreign investment control regime in in NZG 2021, 813 together with Christoph Barth

Further, Ann-Christin regularly publishes posts on the Linklaters “Foreign Investment Links” blog.