Marco Plankensteiner is a partner within Kramer Levin’s Paris office.
With a solid experience in French and EU law, Marco assists our clients in antitrust investigations and defends them in proceedings before the French and European competition authorities, and in competition, distribution and consumer protection litigations before French courts. He has a strong practice in merger control with EU and national competition authorities on both a national and community level, and regularly coordinates complex multijurisdictional filings on a global scale. He is also experienced in distribution and commercial law and assists our clients in the negotiation and termination of cooperation agreements and distribution agreement and in the related litigations, including proceeding relating to restrictive practices initiated by the DGCCRF. He advises clients in advertising and consumer law and was involved in several unfair commercial practice and unfair contract terms cases. Marco also assists and defends clients in trademark, copyrights and unfair competition cases.
While he represents clients in a wide variety of industries, his practice focuses most particularly in the sectors of banking, construction, agrifood, chemicals, fashion and consumer goods.
Marco is admitted to practise in Paris and Milan and assists regularly Italian and French companies in cross-border investments and commercial relations. A native German speaker, he also assists German and Austrian companies in France.
He teaches competition law at the University of Paris I and is a member of the AFEC, the French Association for the Study of Competition. He is author of several articles in antitrust and distribution law.