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Research focus

  • German and European Business Law
  • Especially German and European Antitrust Law
  • Civil law
  • Legal theory, including judicial methodology

Publications

  • § 28 GWB, in: Jaeger/Kokott/Pohlmann/Schroeder/Seeliger, Frankfurt Commentary on Antitrust Law (originally: Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kartellrecht), Dr. Otto Schmidt, Cologne, 108th supplement, June 2024.
  • "Erst vergesslich, dann rücksichtslos", Exam basic studies, Ad Legendum 2023, 204-215.
  • §§ 315-319 German Civil Code (BGB), in: Soergel, German Civil Code, Commentary (originally: Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, Kommentar), Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2022.
  • Beginner's Exam: Non-contractual obligations (originally: Anfängerklausur: Gesetzliche Schuldverhältnisse). ZJS 2022, 700-708.
  • The Claim to give Change (originally: Der Anspruch auf Rückzahlung des Wechselgelds) [in ccoperation with Mattes Hoffmann]. JuS 2022, 906-910.
  • The Civil Liability of the Economic Unit [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. [2022] 15 G.C.L.R. 113-128.
  • Normative Corrections of Causation in Fact in Cartel Damages Law [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser]. [2022] 15 G.C.L.R., 47-58.
  • Antitrust Damages Liability of Managers, Tort Liability of Natural Persons between Civil and Criminal Law (originally: Managerhaftung auf Kartellschadensersatz, Deliktische Organ- und Mitarbeiteraußenhaftung zwischen Zivil- und Strafrecht). ZWeR 2022, 125-155.
  • Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Germany and the Netherlands [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser und Prof. Dr. Simon Vande Walle], in: Rodger/Sousa Ferro/Marcos, Research Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law in the EU, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham/Northampton 2023, p. 458-503, also available at SSRN.
  • Legal Nature of Cartel Damages Claims in the EU [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser]. (2022) 43 E.C.L.R. 2-12 and [2021] 14 G.C.L.R. 147-157.
  • The Liability of the Economic Unit – Part 2, simultaneously annotation to ECJ, judgment Sumal (originally: Die Haftung der wirtschaftlichen Einheit – Teil 2, zugleich Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH in Sachen Sumal) [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. NZKart 2022, 14-19.
    Translated , revised and updated version available at SSRN.
  • The Liability of the Economic Unit – Part 1, simultaneously annotation to ECJ, judgment Sumal (originally: Die Haftung der wirtschaftlichen Einheit – Teil 1, zugleich Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH in Sachen Sumal) [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. NZKart 2021, 651-659.
    Translated , revised and updated version available at SSRN.
  • „Up and Down-Stream“ Liability Within the Economic Unit: Children are Liable for their Parents! [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. [2021] 14 G.C.L.R., 126-128.
  • “Up- and down-stream” Liability Within the Economic Unit: Children are liable for their parents! (originally:  "Auf- und absteigende" Haftung in der wirtschaftlichen Einheit: Kinder haften für ihre Eltern") [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. NZKart 2021, 325-326.
  • Qualification under insolvency law of the compensation claim of a shareholder withdrawing from the company before the opening of insolvency proceedings, annotation of the BGH judgment of 28.1.2020 - II ZR 10/19. JR 2021, 112-114.
  • European Antitrust Law in the Agricultural Sector, in: Jaeger/Kokott/Pohlmann/Schroeder/Seeliger, Frankfurt Commentary on Antitrust Law (originally: Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kartellrecht), Dr. Otto Schmidt, Cologne, 98th supplement, January 2021.
  • Intradisciplinarity in Teaching (originally: Intradisziplinarität in der Lehre). ZDRW 2020, 214-231.
  • The Market Orientation of the Economic Unit (originally: Die Marktbezogenheit der wirtschaftlichen Einheit), in: Klose/Klusmann/Thomas, The Company in Competition Regulations (originally: Das Unternehmen in der Wettbewerbsordnung), [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)], jubilee publication for Gerhard Wiedemann, C.H. Beck, Munich 2020, p. 235-250.
  • The Criterion of “Person Affected” regarding the Rail-Cartel II-Judgement of the German Federal Court of Justice (originally: Die Betroffenheit nach dem Schienenkartell II-Urteil des BGH) – annotation of the BGH judgement of the 28 January 2020, KZR 24/17, WuW 2020, 202 – rail-cartel II - WuW 2020, 519-525.
  • Legal Nature of Antitrust Damages and Normative Adjustments of the Causation regarding ECJ, Otis (originally: Rechtsnatur des Kartellschadensersatzanspruchs und normative Korrekturen der Kausalität nach EuGH – Otis) (Part 2), simultaneously annotation of the ECJ judgement of 12 December 2019 – C-435/18 – Otis et al./ State of Oberösterreich et al. [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser]. WRP 2020, S. 970-978.
  • The Economic Unit and its Entities in the Application of Law – Part II (originally: Die wirtschaftliche Einheit und ihre Träger in der Rechtsanwendung – Teil II). NZKart 2020, 355-364.
  • Legal Nature of Antitrust Damages and Normative Adjustments of the Causation regarding ECJ, Otis (originally: Rechtsnatur des Kartellschadensersatzanspruchs und normative Korrekturen der Kausalität nach EuGH – Otis) (Part 1), simultaneously annotation of the ECJ judgement of 12 December 2019 – C-435/18 – Otis et al./ State of Oberösterreich et al. [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser]. WRP 2020, S. 812-820.
  • The Economic Unit and its Entities in the Application of Law – Part I (originally: Die wirtschaftliche Einheit und ihre Träger in der Rechtsanwendung – Teil I). NZKart 2020, 285-292.
  • §§ 32-32e German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB), in: Loewenheim/Meessen/Riesenkampff/Kersting/Meyer-Lindemann, Antitrust Law, Commentary (originally: Kartellrecht, Kommentar), C. H. Beck, 4th edition, Munich, 2020.
  • The Criterion of “person affected” and Damage Allocation after the 9th Amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB) (originally: (Kartell-)Betroffenheit und Schadensallokation nach der 9. GWB-Novelle). ZWeR 2019, 354-402.
  • Requirements of the Arbitration Agreement for Disputes regarding Deficiencies of Shareholders’ Resolutions (originally: Anforderungen an die Schiedsvereinbarung für gesellschaftsrechtliche Beschlussmängelstreitigkeiten). ZGR 2019, 1082-1121.
  • Report on the 15th Discussion Forum ‘Antitrust Law’ of the Institute for Antitrust Law (IKartR) at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf: 10th Amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB) and Rail-Cartel Judgement of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) (originally: Bericht zum 15. Gesprächskreis Kartellrecht des IKartR der HHU Düsseldorf: 10. GWB-Novelle und Schienenkartell-Urteil des BGH) [in cooperation with Dr. Patrick Hauser]. WuW 2019, 373-374.
  • On the Constitutional Requirements and Limits of the Application of Law (originally: Zu den verfassungsrechtlichen Anforderungen und Grenzen der Rechtsanwendung), simultaneously a contribution on the constitutional determination and the leeway of the law applicant. Rechtstheorie 49, 2018, 199-241.
  • Platform Bans in Online Distribution (originally: Plattformverbote im Onlinevertrieb), on the ECJ judgement of 6 December 2017 – C-230/16, Coty [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. JZ 2018, 434-443.
  • The new Travel Law in the German Civil Code (BGB) (originally: Das neue BGB-Reiserecht). ZJS 2018, 230-238. Available online: http://zjs-online.com/dat/artikel/2018_3_1215.pdf
  • Remark on the German Federal Court’s judgement of 19 April 2016 (II ZR 123/15), Prolongation of the employment agreement of a chief executive (originally: Verlängerung eines Geschäftsführeranstellungsvertrags) [in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)]. WuB 2016, 734-738.
  • Penalty Fine Liability of the Cartel Facilitator (originally: Bußgeldverantwortlichkeit von Kartellgehilfen) – On the ECJ judgement of 22 October 2015 (C-194/14 P), WuW 2016, 71 – AC Treuhand II. WuW 2016, 454-459.
  • Thesis: The Cartel Facilitator as the Addressee of Fines in European Antitrust Law (originally: Der Kartellgehilfe als Bußgeldadressat im Europäischen Kartellrecht). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2015, 434 pages.
    • Awarded the research price for extraordinary theses of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Heinrich-Heine-University (Freundeskreis der Düsseldorfer Juristischen Fakultät e.V.) (2015), the award for the best thesis of the law school in 2014 of the Goethe-Bookstore (2015) and the research price for scientific studies of the Düsseldorf Association Düsseldorfer Jonges e.V. (2017)
    • Review: Klotz, WuW 2015, 1006-1008.

Miscellaneous

  • Review Gehrlein/Born/Simon (Hrsg.), GmbHG, Kommentar, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 5. Aufl. 2021, 1892 Seiten, 179,00 €, ISBN 978-3-452-29642-9, JR 2022, 443.
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