The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Dr. Jürgen Beninca has joined the Firm's Antitrust & Competition Law Practice and will be based in its Frankfurt Office.
Dr. Beninca is the latest addition to one of the world's leading antitrust practices with more than 150 lawyers in more than 21 of Jones Day's offices around the world.
With close to 20 years of experience in the practice of antitrust law, Dr. Beninca focuses his practice on representing clients in antitrust compliance and merger control proceedings before the German and European antitrust authorities as well as in damage claim proceedings resulting from antitrust violations. He has extensive experience in the field of internal investigations and anticorruption matters, an excellent complement to Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice in Germany, which recently added Karin Holloch in Düsseldorf. One of Dr. Beninca's notable recent matters was his representation of Griesson – de Beukelaer GmbH & Co. KG in the "Konditionenvereinigung" proceedings before the Higher Regional Court in Düssseldorf in a case concerning an alleged exchange of commercially sensitive information among competitors.
"We are very happy to welcome Jürgen, who is a great fit for us in terms of his personality and his qualities as a team player," said Ansgar Rempp, Jones Day's Partner-in-Charge of Germany. "As antitrust authorities all over the world are taking an increasingly hard line with respect to scrutiny, investigations, and penalties related to anticompetitive issues, clients' need for antitrust legal services continues to grow. For this reason, the continuing expansion of our antitrust practice is one of our most important strategic goals in Germany."
"Jürgen is a very experienced and accomplished competition lawyer and we are pleased to welcome him to our global team," said David Wales, partner and leader of Jones Day's Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. "We continue to see increased competition enforcement in Germany and in Europe more generally. Jürgen's experience will complement our highly regarded competition law practice in Europe that spans Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain."
"With the addition of Jürgen, we have bolstered one of our most important practice areas," said Sandra Kamper, Partner-in-Charge of the Frankfurt Office. "As our globally active clients are confronted with an increasingly strict regulatory environment, Jürgen, with his extensive experience in contentious antitrust matters, is a welcome addition to the Firm."
"The combination of Jones Day's leading global antitrust practice and the Firm's commitment to upholding its partnership values convinced me right from the start this is a tremendous opportunity," said Dr. Beninca. "I look forward to continuing my practice in this environment and contributing to the Firm's antitrust practice in Germany, Europe, and around the world."
With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world. In Germany, Jones Day has more than 100 lawyers across its offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich.