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Christian Ahlborn


Global Head of Linklaters’ Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group


Christian is the Global Head of Linklaters’ Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group and also co-heads the firm’s Technology sector team. Christian is qualified in England & Wales and in Germany and is widely recognised as a market-leading competition lawyer. He is also a trained economist. Christian belongs to a small roup of antitrust practitioners who can bring both a legal and economic perspective to a case.

Christian advises major corporates, banks and institutions on all areas of global competition law. He has a broad range of experience in EUcompetition law, particularly in relation to complex M&A, behavioural antitrust work,control of dominance issues and state aid control. He is well-known for extensive work on high-profile matters.

Christian’s experience spans many industry sectors, with particular experience infinancial services, IT, fast-moving consumer goods and mining. During his careerChristian has been seconded to the European Commission’s Directorate-Generalfor Competition and to the Bundeskartellamt.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 4, 2021

The Meaning of Competition: Assertive Antitrust Enforcement and the Digital Economy

Jointly organized by ITIF's Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and held at the IEA's offices at Lord North Street in the heart of Westminster, this conference features world-leading experts, officials, and scholars. The conference debated current concepts and misconceptions of the meaning of competition in the digital era.

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