Georg Haas

Dr. Georg Haas

Associate, Frankfurt

"I advise on a wide range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on competition litigation and corporate disputes before the German courts and in international arbitration. I aim to provide clear and practical advice to help clients to resolve complex disputes."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Georg specialises in complex domestic and international dispute resolution including litigation and international arbitration in the context of a range of contentious matters, particularly competition litigation, post-M&A and corporate disputes.

Work highlights
  • A Japanese automotive supplier: Advising on the defence of antitrust damages claims in connection with various investigations by the EU Commission and other competition authorities in relation to various vehicle parts.
  • An international payment technology company: Advising on the defence of removal and damage claims based on antitrust law.
  • A DAX30 company: Advising on the defence of claims for purchase price adjustments in the three-digit million range following a complex M&A transaction.

Professional experience

Georg spent part of his legal traineeship in the Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices in 2016 and joined Linklaters as an associate in 2018.

He is a member of DIS40 (German initiative of young arbitration practitioners) and Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (association of German-speaking attorneys specialising in competition law).

Education and qualifications

Georg studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, Glasgow and Munich. He spent his legal traineeship in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, and completed a doctorate in law at Goethe University Frankfurt including a research stay at the University of Pennsylvania.

Georg is admitted to the German bar and speaks German and English.

Published works

Georg frequently publishes in the field of dispute resolution. His publications include:

  • „Keine sekundäre Darlegungslast des Kartellgeschädigten im Hinblick auf die näheren Umstände seiner Preiskalkulation („Schienenkartell IV“)“, BGH, 19 May 2020 – KZR 8/18, EWiR 2021, 91-92 (together with Dr Julia Grothaus)
  • „Tort prevails over contract for deciding jurisdiction in abuse of dominance cases: The CJEU’s judgment in Wikingerhof v. Booking.com“,LinkingCompetition-Blog, 2020: https://www.linklaters.com/en/insights/blogs/linkingcompetition/2020/december/tort-prevails-over-contract-for-deciding-jurisdiction-in-abuse-of-dominance-cases (with Julia Grothaus)
  • „,Sammelklagen' als Inkassodienstleistung - Das letzte Kapitel? - Zugleich Besprechung LG München I v. 7.2.2020 - 37 O 18934/17, ZIP 2020, 1673 (LS), und LG Hannover v. 4.5.2020 - 18 O 50/16", ZIP 2020, 1797-1803 (with Julia Grothaus) 
  • „The Legal 500 Comparative Guide: Competition Litigation“, Chapter on Germany, 2nd edition 2020: https://www.legal500.com/guides/chapter/germany-competition-litigation/ (with Rupert Bellinghausen and Julia Grothaus)
  • „Inaugural Meeting of the DIS Construction Group” (Veranstaltungsbericht), SchiedsVZ 2020, 41-42 (with Kathrin Hüttmann)
  • „Haftung der Kartellanten auch gegenüber nicht am betroffenen Markt als Anbieter oder Nachfrager tätigen Personen“, EuGH, Urteil vom 12. Dezember 2019 - C-435/18 (Otis ./. Land Oberösterreich), EWiR 2020, 61-62 (with Julia Grothaus)
  • „Zivilprozessrecht: Zur Bestimmung des Deliktsgerichtsstands am Erfolgsort in Kartellschadensersatzverfahren“, EuGH, Urteil vom 29.7.2019 – C-451/18 (Tibor-Trans), EuZW 2019, 794-796 (with Julia Grothaus)
  • „Internetquellen im Zivilprozess“, Wiesbaden 2019
  • „Ausweitung ohne Ausforschung – zur Urkundenvorlagepflicht nach § 142 ZPO“, JZ 2017, 1140-1146 (with Prof. Dr. Joachim Zekoll)
  • „Totale Vorbehalte gegen „Document Discovery“ – Keine Öffnung der Rechtshilfe für US-amerikanische Beweisaufnahmeersuchen“, www.zpoblog.de, 2017: http://www.zpoblog.de/pre-trial-discovery-document-rechtshilfe-beweisaufnahmeersuchen-haager-beweisuebereinkommen-hbue/ (with Prof. Dr. Joachim Zekoll)
  • „Regulating Fraud in Financial Markets: Can Behavioural Designs Prevent Future Criminal Offences?”, Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 7(2): 192-201, Reprint in: European Business Law Review, 28(1): 41-54 (with Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf)