Katrin Kurz

Katrin Kurz is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Berlin office. During her legal clerkship, Katrin spent time at the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition and the antitrust practice of a major law firm in Munich. Katrin advises clients on all aspects of European and German antitrust and competition law, often with a particular focus on the healthcare sector.

A recent judgment by the German Federal Court of Justice paves the way for forum shopping in abuse of dominance cases[1]. Following the European Court of Justice’s Wikingerhof decision, the Federal Court of Justice has clarified that tort jurisdiction may apply even if the conduct in dispute is covered by contractual provisions. In addition, the Federal Court of Justice has confirmed the restrictive interpretation of generic choice-of-forum clauses of the sort that is often found…