Dr. Kerstin Pallinger

Partnerin

Dr. Kerstin Pallinger

Partnerin

Dr. Kerstin Pallinger

Dr. Kerstin Pallinger is a partner at Hoffmann Liebs and advises clients on all questions of European and domestic anti-trust law, in particular relating to fines imposed under anti-trust regulations and legal proceedings against companies charged with abuse of their market dominance as well as on vertical and horizontal cooperations and on German, EC and multijurisdictional merger control. Activities also cover the fields of compliance/internal investigations and white-collar crime law. Dr. Pallinger’s clients include mid-sized and large enterprises, together with corporate groups and associations which are involved in anti-trust issues with international implications. In addition, she supports clients in the development and implementation of risk avoidance strategies on the basis of audits and compliance training and represents her clients – both companies as well as their management bodies and individual managers – before the authorities and courts in relation to breaches of compliance and anti-trust regulations. Dr. Pallinger also represents clients in civil law proceedings relating to compensation and injunctions under anti-trust law.

  • Cartel investigations of the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission
  • Leniency applications
  • Private cartel damage claims
  • Design of vertical and horizontal co-operations in line with competion law rules
  • Abuse of dominance cases
  • German, EC and multijurisdictional merger control
  • Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate and Individual Defense
  • Defense of the insurers Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG in relation to an anti-trust fine imposed by the Federal Anti-trust Authorities, and in the appeals proceedings before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and before the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Defending several manufacturers of consumer goods in relation to fines proceedings before the Federal Anti-trust Authorities and the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court
  • Representing a range of organizations accused of abuse/administrative breaches before the Federal Anti-trust Authorities and in court
  • Preparation and support for witnesses making statements before the anti-trust authorities and in anti-trust court proceedings
  • Creation of a wide range of compliance programmes after extensive audits and personnel interviews, together with an evaluation of the identified (anti-trust) risks
  • Representation of individual clients in criminal proceedings relating to corruption, embezzlement, money counterfeiting and fraud
  • Since 2018 Partner at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2015 – 2018 MKRG (Partner), Dusseldorf
  • 2001 – 2015, Lovells / Hogan Lovells (Counsel), Dusseldorf
  • 2001 admission to the bar in Dusseldorf
  • “eSports and Antitrust Law” in der Zeitschrift “Football & eSports – Special Issue of the Fussball Business Magazine”
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (region west, antitrust law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (antitrust law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “Recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (Business Law: Düsseldorf & Antitrust Law)”
    ‘Kerstin Pallinger is professionally and humanly top. In addition, always available and very ready for action.’
    ‘Kerstin Pallinger is a very experienced antitrust lawyer; good cost structure for medium-sized businesses.’
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Dr. Kerstin Palllinger (business law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Dr. Kerstin Pallinger is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Competition and Antitrust Law (for 2021).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)
  • Cartel investigations of the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission
  • Leniency applications
  • Private cartel damage claims
  • Design of vertical and horizontal co-operations in line with competion law rules
  • Abuse of dominance cases
  • German, EC and multijurisdictional merger control
  • Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate and Individual Defense
  • Defense of the insurers Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG in relation to an anti-trust fine imposed by the Federal Anti-trust Authorities, and in the appeals proceedings before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and before the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Defending several manufacturers of consumer goods in relation to fines proceedings before the Federal Anti-trust Authorities and the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court
  • Representing a range of organizations accused of abuse/administrative breaches before the Federal Anti-trust Authorities and in court
  • Preparation and support for witnesses making statements before the anti-trust authorities and in anti-trust court proceedings
  • Creation of a wide range of compliance programmes after extensive audits and personnel interviews, together with an evaluation of the identified (anti-trust) risks
  • Representation of individual clients in criminal proceedings relating to corruption, embezzlement, money counterfeiting and fraud
  • Since 2018 Partner at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2015 – 2018 MKRG (Partner), Dusseldorf
  • 2001 – 2015, Lovells / Hogan Lovells (Counsel), Dusseldorf
  • 2001 admission to the bar in Dusseldorf
  • “eSports and Antitrust Law” in der Zeitschrift “Football & eSports – Special Issue of the Fussball Business Magazine”
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (region west, antitrust law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (antitrust law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “Recommended: Dr. Kerstin Pallinger (Business Law: Düsseldorf & Antitrust Law)”
    ‘Kerstin Pallinger is professionally and humanly top. In addition, always available and very ready for action.’
    ‘Kerstin Pallinger is a very experienced antitrust lawyer; good cost structure for medium-sized businesses.’
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Dr. Kerstin Palllinger (business law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Dr. Kerstin Pallinger is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Competition and Antitrust Law (for 2021).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)