Dr. Christofer Eggers’ practice blends litigation, competition, regulatory and intellectual property law and has a specific focus on branded consumer goods

    He has extensive experience handling matters pertaining to a vast variety of consumer goods, ranging from food to cosmetics and from medical devices to household appliances. He handles the branding, labelling, market approval and distribution, as well as any litigation related to such matters.

    In particular, Christofer is regarded as one of the leading German lawyers in the food sector, and has represented clients before the German Federal Antitrust Authority and the European Commission, as well as in the European Court of Justice, the German Federal Supreme Courts and many district courts.

    Christofer is a member of the German Lawyers’ Association, German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (Antitrust Law Society in Germany), Scientific Association for the Exploration of Food Law, European Food Law Association and German Institute for the Protection of Designations of Origin. He is also a member of the legal committee of the German Federation of Food Law and Food Science.

    His regular speaking engagements cover all aspects of competition.

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    Education

    • The University of Konstanz, Ph.D., Competition Law, 1989
    • University of Frankfurt, Second State Examination, 1988
    • Freiburg im Breisgau, First State Examination, 1985

    Admissions

    • Deutschland, 1988

    Languages

    • English
    • German
    • Recommended as one of the best lawyers for intellectual property law in Germany in the Handelsblatt edition of Best Lawyers “Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2018”.
    • Continuously recommended by JUVE Handbook for Food Law, regarded as “one of the leading practitioners in this area” and noted by clients for his “professional, competent, swift processing, clear-out and pragmatic conclusions”.
    • Recommended in JUVE Handbook 2011/2012-2018/2019 for Trademark and Competition Law, with clients noting that he “works very industry oriented”, and competitors describing him as very professional and cooperative.
    • Recognized in Dispute Resolution – Commercial Disputes and Food Law in Legal 500 Deutschland 2014.
    • Recommended by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2013-2018 in intellectual property, trademark and competition law as a top German business lawyer.
    • Listed by Kanzleimonitor (survey of German in-house counsels) 2014/2015 edition among the frequently recommended lawyers in the area of public law.
    • Listed in Legal Experts Europe, Middle East and Africa as a leading expert for EU and competition.

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    • “Plattformverbot im selektiven Vertrieb”, ZLR, 2018, Page 397 ff.
    • “§ 33 Lebensmittelrecht”, Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, 5. Auflage, Page 966.
    • “Kennzeichnung alkoholischer Getränke wird wieder neu verhandelt”, Food & Recht Praxis, Ausgabe 03/2017, Page 13.
    • “Produktrückruf bei Wettbewerbsverstoß”, ZLR, 2017, Page 239 ff.
    • “Original Bachblüten” (Besprechung zu BGH I ZR 221/12), ZLR, 2014, Page 746 ff.

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