Dr. Ulrich Carlhoff

Counsel, Berlin



Ulrich Carlhoff focuses on commercial and corporate law. He particularly advises German stock corporations and limited liability companies on matters regarding foundation, takeover and restructuring. This also includes representing clients in partners' disputes, shareholders’ conflicts or damage suits against company organs. In addition, Mr. Carlhoff has extensive experience advising clients in the area of antitrust law. He has dealt with issues concerning the general prohibition of cartels under German and European law for many years, with a particular focus on advising clients on admissible cartels primarily in connection with the conclusion of distribution, supply or licensing agreements. Other principal areas of Mr. Carlhoff’s antitrust practice include merger control procedures and representing clients in abuse, boycott, or discrimination proceedings before civil courts as well as in damage suits in connection with prohibited cartels.
Bars and Courts
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Justus-Liebig University Gießen
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Justus-Liebig University Gießen


Representation of German cable network operators in litigation related to feed-in fees claimed by them.

Representation of various national and international commercial banks in litigation related to bank products of all kinds.

Representation of a German stock corporation in court proceedings challenging the composition of the supervisory board and on the management board as appointed by the supervisory board.

Representation of a start-up company engaged in nanobiotechnology in connection with international patent law disputes.

Representation of an operator of infrastructure in court proceedings aimed at enforcing user fees and defending against counterclaims asserted under cartel law.


5 recommendations to the civil courts (5 Wünsche an die Zivilgerichtsbarkeit), Deutsche Richterzeitung, pp. 98–101, March 2014, (co-author with Daniel Eckstein)

Redemption of investment in a fund – non-application of Section 265 II of the German Code of Civil Procedure (by way of an exception) (Rückkauf einer Fondsbeteiligung – Zur (ausnahmsweisen) Unanwendbarkeit des § 265 Absatz II ZPO), NZG, Issue 28, pp. 1090–1092, 2013, (co-author with Daniel Eckstein)