Jonas Brueckner

Dr. Jonas S. Brueckner is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Berlin office. He joined the Firm in 2014 and advises on antitrust and competition law. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Dr. Brueckner was a member of the Brussels-based antitrust team of another international law firm from 2010 to 2014, and a government official (Regierungsrat) at Germany's Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Brueckner advises clients on all aspects of European and German antitrust and competition law. He has in-depth experience in national and multinational merger control cases, as well as European and national cartel and antitrust proceedings. Dr. Brueckner has represented clients in antitrust and state aid litigation matters before the European Courts. He is experienced in conducting investigations, advising on compliance matters and dawn raids. His recent clients include German and international companies, particularly in the transport, food, chemical and automotive industries.

In a judgment handed down this week by its Grand Chamber, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decided that, under certain circumstances, a subsidiary can be held liable for cartel activity engaged by its parent company. This judgment has potentially far-reaching consequences and may give an additional impetus to private damages litigation. Background On 24 October 2019, Sumal (an alleged victim of the Trucks cartel) brought a claim for damages in follow-on litigation in front of…