Christian Ahlborn is a partner with Covington & Burling based in the firm’s Brussels office. He advises on all areas of global competition law and has a broad range of experience in relation to complex M&A, merger control, market dominance, and state aid issues. He is well-known for his work on numerous high-profile matters over the past two decades, such as Deutsche Boerse/London Stock Exchange, Glencore/Xstrata, E.ON/RWE, and others. As a trained economist, Christian Ahlborn brings both his legal and economic experience to bear on the cases on which he advises. Christian’s experience spans many industry sectors, with a particular depth in technology, financial services, fast-moving consumer goods, and energy. During his career, Christian has been seconded to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and to the Bundeskartellamt. Christian is recognized as a leading practitioner by both Chambers and Legal 500. Christian studied law and economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and holds a masters of law and a masters of economics from the London School of Economics. He is qualified in England & Wales and in Germany, and speaks English, French, and German.

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