Dr. Reto Batzel, Rechtsanwalt

Dr. Reto Batzel
Attorney (Rechtsanwalt), Partner

T +49 211 97537-192
F +49 211 97537-199
M +49 151 744 844 84
E reto.batzel@marck.eu
Reto is a partner at MARCK and was admitted to the bar in Germany in 2010.

Bio

Reto studied law at the University of Passau and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the Humboldt University.

Reto served his legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Kammergericht) with stations at Noerr LLP and the unit for competition law policy at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin. After being admitted to the bar in 2010 (Rechtsanwalt), he worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Cologne, where he advised national and international clients in all aspects of German and European Competition Law.

In 2012, Reto moved to METRO AG in Düsseldorf as Legal Counsel Competition. In 2017, he became head of the department METRO Competition & Compliance, with responsibility for all competition law matters, anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering and the group-wide compliance management system (CMS).

Reto Batzel is a member of the German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.).

References

  • Advising a large German foundation on all matters of German competition and merger control law, especially concerning shareholdings in non-profit enterprises
  • Advising a retailer on the set-up and expansion of a buying cooperation for both goods-for-resale and goods-not-for-resale, and on antitrust compliance in buying cooperations
  • Advising a German real estate developer on all competition law matters, in particular on questions of merger control concerning the sale and purchase of commercial real estate
  • Advising an international trading company on the set-up and development of a corporate program to pursue antitrust recovery claims in settlement negotiations and court
  • Advising a international pharmaceutical company on European competition law, especially concerning its distribution strategy and in the context of cartel proceedings before national competition authorities
  • Advising a German logistics company on its cooperations and third-party business with competitors in the area of procurement logistics
  • Advising an international trading company on the set-up and development of a corporate program for antitrust audits, including the performance of antitrust audits

Publications & Presentations

  • „Relevanz des Kartellrechts für die unternehmerische Praxis“, Chapter 2 in „Praxishandbuch Kartellrecht im Unternehmen“ (Eds. Meßmer / Bernhard), published 2015, De Gruyter Verlag, in the series De Gruyter Praxishandbuch
  • „Kartellrechtliche Schadensersatzverfolgung“, article published October 2015 in Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht (KSzW), Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt, Co-Author: Dr. Michael Buch
  • „Die Regulierung des Zugangs zu Erdgas mittels europäischen Wettbewerbsrechts“, Dissertation, published 2010, Nomos-Verlag, in the series of the Institut für Energie- und Wettbewerbsrecht in der Kommunalen Wirtschaft
  • „Compliance und die Strukturierung von Geschäftsprozessen – Das Beispiel Einkaufskooperationen“, presentation on März 26, 2019 at the Anti-Korruptions- und Compliance Summit in Berlin
  • „Vorüberlegungen zur Reform der Vertikalgruppenfreistellungsverordnung und Vertikalleitlinien“, presentation on Februar 15, 2019 at the working session of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht in Brüssel
  • „Risikoskalierung und Audits“, presentation on April 18, 2018 at the 9th Anti-Korruption und Compliance Summit 2018 von DKN Networks in Frankfurt am Main
  • „Herausforderung Online-Vertrieb“, presentation on November 19, 2015, seminar series of the Handelsblatt Fachmedien-Verlag in Köln, Co-Presenters: Julia Amling & Dr. Gregor Schiffers
  • „Risiken identifizieren – Kartellrechtliche Audits in der Praxis“, presentation on November 5, 2014 at the Kartellrecht Summit of the Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen
  • „Rabatt- und Bonusgestaltung – Optionen für eine zukunftsorientierte und rechtskonforme Vertragsgestaltung im Vertrieb“, presentation on Februar 20, 2014 in Frankfurt, September 30, 2014 in Köln und April 14, 2015 in Cologne, seminar series of the FORUM Institut, Co-Presenters: Dr. Stefan Meßmer & Dr. Jochen Bernhard