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Sebastian Gröss

Sebastian Gröss is a Principal Associate in our Competition Law Practice Group. Antitrust litigation and distribution law are core areas of his practice.

Sebastian Gröss (Principal Associate) advises on all aspects of German and European antitrust law. A particular focus of his work is the representation of his clients before German courts and the courts of the European Union, in particular in cartel damages actions and abuse of dominance proceedings. Sebastian Gröss also regularly advises on distribution law issues, such as the design of distribution systems and the enforcement and defence of claims arising from supply relationships. He also has experience in handling merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office and advises his clients on the implementation of antitrust compliance programmes.


  • Judicial representation of various national and international companies in the defence of cartel damages claims, inter alia in connection with the- rails and switches cartel- confectionery cartel- bathroom fittings cartel- car battery cartel- wallpaper cartel
  • Defending a leading US sports and fashion brand against supply claims in connection with the selective distribution system before several Regional and Higher Regional Courts
  • Representation of an Eastern European energy supplier in various abuse of dominance proceedings before the European Commission, the General Court and the ECJ
  • Supporting Asian and US consumer electronics brands in the design of their distribution systems
  • Ongoing competition law advice to a leading automotive supplier on various cooperation projects
  • Merger control and general competition law advice to a leading German tool manufacturer
  • Competition law advice on the establishment and implementation of a sustainability initiative in the agricultural sector
  • Advising an emerging cooperation project in the distribution of pharmaceuticals
  • Ongoing advice to a German technology group on competition law related distribution issues


  • Chambers Global Practice Guide "Cartels" 2022, Germany (together with Hans-Joachim Hellmann und Dr. Christina Malz)
  • Fokussiert, proaktiv und digital? - Die Fusionskontrolle des Referentenentwurfs zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit, NZKart 2020, 119 (together with Maximilian Mersch)
  • Anmerkung zu BGH, Urt. v. 17. Oktober 2017 – KZR 59/16 (Almased Vitalkost), Der Betrieb 2018, 246 (together with Thomas Hieber)
  • Schwab/Gröss, Rechtliche Aspekte bei der Entwicklung von JESSICA-Stadtentwicklungsfonds, in: Elbe/Langguth (Hrsg.), Finanzierung regionaler Entwicklung, 2011

Education & Engagement

  • Member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. and American Bar Association
  • AIJA – International Organization of Young Lawyers
  • Competition Litigation Forum
  • Member of the International Law Association (ILA)


  • University of Cologne
  • Université d'Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • Languages: German, English, French


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