Dr. Tilman Kuhn
Tilman's international experience across various locations includes merger control reviews, cartel matters, vertical conduct investigations, dominance matters, civil and appellate litigation and advisory work, as well as foreign investment control work. He represents clients across key industries, from oil & gas to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, automotive and tech.
Prior to joining White & Case, Tilman worked in the Cologne office for a renowned US law firm, with a particular focus on German and European antitrust law. During this time, he spent one year at the Brussels office.
Juve states competitors are describing Tilman as "good and well experienced, especially regarding merger control cases" and Who is Who Legal is describing him as "one of the leading young competition lawyers in Germany." He is a prolific author on antitrust law and is an active member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht.
Advising specialty chemicals company LANXESS on the sale of its 40 percent stake in the chemical park operator Currenta to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
Advising Clariant AG on the CHF308 million sale of its Healthcare Packaging business to Arsenal Capital Partners.
Antitrust advice on a range of issues and projects, especially regarding the foundation of the European Retail Alliance with FNAC Darty.
Application for annulment of Federal Cartel Office merger prohibition (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf; Bundesgerichtshof)*
Representation of Lundbeck before General Court and ECJ in its appeal against the Commission's decision fining Lundbeck for concluding reverse payment settlement agreements.*
Counsel to Autoliv in an automotive components cartel investigation by the European Commission and other authorities.*
Tilman advised Abott/Solvay, The Dow Chemical Company/DuPont, The Dow Chemical Company/Rohm & Haas, Henkel/Adhesives & Electronics Business (National Starch), Airbus/Bombardier, American Express, Loyalty Partner (Payback) on multi-jurisdictional merger control issues.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case
"25. Annual International Seminar on Competition Law", at the IBRAC conference in Brazil on November 6, 2019
"Recent Cases, Influential European Trends & Ethics" at the Antitrust TX conference in Houston on September 24, 2019
"Recent Developments in Cartels including Algorithmic Cartels" at the "Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector" conference in Brussels, 2019
Law360: Expert Analysis “Innovative Collaborations Require Antitrust Flexibility”, December 2019, Tilman Kuhn
European Competition Law Review: Between Coty, Guess and the new V-BER – where do we stand on e-commerce restrictions?, 2019, Issue 8 , pp. 376-382, Tilman Kuhn and Mathis Rust
Global Competition Review: Transatlantic convergence in merger control? - Time for EU procedural and institutional reform, June 2019, Tilman Kuhn
Knect365.com: Innocent Until Proven Guilty – Five Things You Need to Know About Killer Acquisitions, May 2019, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Tilman Kuhn, and Thilo Wienke
Knect365.com: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Debate: Whether “Common Ownership” Of Competitors By Institutional Investors Raises Antitrust Concerns, May 2019, Tilman Kuhn and Cristina Caroppo
Börsen-Zeitung: Parallele Minderheitsbeteiligungen im Fokus der Kartellbehörden (Parallel minority shareholdings in the focus of antitrust authorities ), March 2019, Interview with Tilman Kuhn
EC focus on internal documents: Time to rethink the architecture of the EU merger control process?, March 2019, Tilman Kuhn
Co-author, "Implications of the CJEU's Coty judgment for vertical online restrictions", Competition Law & Policy Debate, June 2018, Volume 4, Issue 2, (with Thomas Graf)
Co-author, "Lessons Learned from Merger Control of Minority Shareholdings in Germany", Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, 2014 (with A End) "The acquisition of significant competitive influence in German merger control - No model for Europe", Journal of Competition Law, ZWeR, 3/2011, pp. 258 et seq.
Commentary on Section 41 and 42 of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB). Commentary on Articles 3 (forthcoming), 6, 10, 25 and 26 EUMR, Frankfurter Kommentar
Co-author, "Germany", The Dominance and Monopolies Review, Law Business Research, 2014-2018 (Chapter 10), (with Stephan Barthelmess)
Highly Recommended Lawyer: Antitrust and competition law, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt, 2019
"Top Lawyer 2019" for Antitrust, WirtschaftsWoche
Recommended Lawyer: Antitrust, JUVE 2018/2019
Who's Who Competition – Future Leaders 2017/2018/2019
Ranked Lawyers: Competition/European Law – Chambers Germany, 2019