Kamann_Hans-Georg

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann's practice focuses on European regulation, in particular European and German competition law (antitrust, state aid and procurement), European Union administrative and constitutional law (inter alia in areas such as data protection, financial supervision and resolution), with emphasis on the new media, agro- and life-science, healthcare, transportation, and financial services industries, as well as international trade law and regulation. He has significant litigation experience, representing corporate and institutional clients before the European Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg in more than 100 cases, as well as before German civil and administrative courts. 

He joined the firm in 2008. 

Professional Activities

Prof. Dr. Kamann is honorary professor at the University of Passau, director of the Centre of European Law at the University of Passau (CEP) and a member of the Association for the Study of Antitrust Law (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht).

He has lectured on European and international regulation topics at the University Passau, the University of Frankfurt, the University of Saarbrücken, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the Management Center Innsbruck. 

Experience

  • European Courts Litigation

    • Represented The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as intervener before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Google vs. CNIL, C-507/17 regarding the extraterritorial application of the right to be forgotten.
    • Represented a leading global technology company before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning basic questions of data protection regulation in the EU internal market.
    • Represented the Consorzio Stabile SIS S.c.p.A, a leading infrastructure provider before the General Court in an action for annulment against a Commission decision approving state aid granted under the Italian motorways investment plan. 
    • Represented the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) before the General Court in Onix Asiguarari S.A. v. EIOPA, T-590/15 in the first case on the institutional structure under the EU insurance supervisory regime.
    • Represented the Federal State of Hessen before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Schecke GbR a.o. vs. Land Hessen, C-92/09 and C-93/09, the first (historic) case in which a EU regulation was annulled for data protection violations.
  • National Courts Litigation

    • Represented various undertakings in follow-on cartel damages litigation before German civil courts (e.g., in the vitamins cartel, the air cargo cartel, the German sugar cartel, the German milling cartel, etc.).
    • Represented various leading internet services providers in administrative and civil court proceedings on data and consumer protection issues.
  • Competition Law

    • Advised global technology company in an investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office.
    • Represented Guardian Industries Corp. and Guardian Europe Sàrl in appeal proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Guardian vs. Commission, C-580/12, achieving one of the largest fine reductions in the history of Union court jurisprudence.
    • Advised and represented various automotive suppliers in cartel proceedings before the European Commission.
    • Advised an international pharma company in the European Commission’s sector inquiry in the pharma sector.
  • State Aid

    • Defended the German Federal Ministry of Commerce in civil litigation brought by an airline against a state aid measure taken for the benefit of Air Berlin.
    • Advised the State of Hessen in state aid procedures before the European Commission relating to the financing of the Hessische Staatsweingüter and the regional airport of Kassel-Calden.
    • Advised various German banks as well as an international investor on state aid issues in connection with the international financial crisis.
    • Advised a German media company in a complaint procedure before the European Commission relating to the financing of the German public broadcasters.

Recognition

  • Continuously recommended by JUVE Handbook since 2008/2009 for his work in the antitrust practice and public sector/state aid (2018/2019: “also captures the polit. dimensions of the cases”, client; “uncomplicated, solution-oriented, comprehensible”, competitor, 2016/2017: “permeates our topics at lightning speed and has a good team”).
  • JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 recommends Prof. Dr. Kamann for litigation and European law and praises the well-rehearsed duo Kamann/Braun in the area of litigation at the interface to data protection.
  • Further continuously recommended in the JUVE Handbook 2008/2009-2016/2017 editions in the area of healthcare (“has a good understanding of European issues”) and healthcare transactions.
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe since its 2009 edition and Chambers Global (2018-2019) in the field of competition/European law. He frequently advises clients on cartel and abuse of dominance matters and is described by sources a "reliable adviser." 
  • Recommended by Legal 500 Deutschland in the areas of antitrust and competition (2016-2018), state aid (2019: “extensive experience in advising the public sector”), commercial litigation (2019), and for his work in the healthcare sector (2015-2019).
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers in Germany the field of competition/antitrust law as a top business lawyer (Handelsblatt 2018).
  • Selected by clients and peers as being among the world’s leading competition lawyers in the 2015-2018 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Competition.
  • Global Competition Review, GCR Litigation of the Year Award: Cartel Prosecution 2017 – for his work in the so-called „sugar cartel“.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • Hon. Prof., Passau, 2010

    • Second State Exam, Munich, 1997

    • Dr. iur., European Community Law, University of Passau, 1996

    • First State Exam, Passau, 1994

  • Admissions

    • Frankfurt

    • Brussels

  • Languages

    • English

    • German

    • French

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