Christian Karhula Lauridsen
advokat (H), partner
advokat (H), partner
Christian Karhula Lauridsen er specialist i EU-konkurrenceret.
Christians ekspertise omfatter den hidtil største sag om misbrug af en dominerende stilling i Danmark, de største konkurrenceretlige erstatningssager i Danmark og nogle af de største EU-kartelsager, som danske virksomheder har været involveret i. Desuden koordinerer han og er dybt involveret i komplekse, tværnationale sager.
Christian indgår i et team, hvor udgangspunktet er en klar bevidsthed om ægte teamwork. Teamet består bl.a. af to økonomer og den tidligere retspræsident for Den Europæiske Unions Ret i Første Instans, Bo Vesterdorf, som har imponerende og omfattende erfaring med internationale sager og EU-sager.
Christian har en kombineret cand.jur./Master of Laws (LL.M.) fra Københavns Universitet og Katholieke Universiteit Leuven og en Master of Laws (LL.M.) i konkurrenceret, EU-ret og immaterialret fra University of Cambridge (Jesus College). Han har tidligere været udstationeret til Carlsbergs koncernsekretariat og har været ekstern lektor på Copenhagen Business School.
Christian er medlem af bestyrelsen for og varetager sekretariatsfunktionen i Dansk Forening for Konkurrenceret. Han er også medlem af Danske Advokaters ekspertpanel for konkurrenceret.
Christian Karhula Lauridsen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Competition/European Law. He receives praise from clients: "He is definitely a strong lawyer, specialised in complex matters. He is very good at going in depth into competition law issues." He recently advised DONG Energy on several cases before the Commercial and Maritime High Court concerning alleged excessive electricity pricing. (2016)
Christian Karhula Lauridsen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Competition/European Law. (2015)
Respected partner Christian Karhula Lauridsen is widely praised for his competition expertise and adept handling of international cases. "He has great business acumen and turns every stone to find solutions", impressed sources say. (2014)
Christian Karhula Lauridsen has received the ILO Client Choice Award 2011 in the category "Competition Law".
"Christian Karhula Lauridsen has proven extremely valuable to us in very difficult and complex cases."
"He is definitely among the very best external lawyers we have ever used."
"He has a high degree of expertise in competition law, as well as significant knowledge of the related economic and financial aspects, which is of paramount importance in this field."
"Mr. Lauridsen is able to communicate and deliver the core arguments of a case in a clear, precise and compelling manner." (2011)
Christian Karhula Lauridsen is well-known for acting on significant cartel and abuse of dominance cases in recent years and his knowledge and commercial approach is appreciated. "He has a good ability to address both the legal and economic aspects of the mandate". (2011)
Christian Karhula Lauridsen has received the ILO Client Choice Award 2010 in the category "Competition Law".
"Dedication to serve us as a client in a very effective and timely manner, superb strategic abilities and capacity combined with a deep insight into competition law matters."
"Capable of preparing the right strategy to be used in the different matters – so his advice is not limited to pure legal matters."
"He is very communicative - which means that you always feel that Mr Lauridsen is on top of the situation."
"He is also heading a team of highly skilled lawyers." (2010)
Sources comment that Christian Karhula Lauridsen "is brilliant, always convincing, and extremely impressive in the courtroom". (2009)