Christian Filippitsch

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Christian Filippitsch

Christian Filippitsch



Christian Filippitsch is a partner of our Antitrust & Competition practice in Frankfurt and Brussels. He advises on all aspects of EU and international competition and merger control law, EU state aid and public procurement as well as regulatory law.

With more than 15 years of experience, Christian advises clients from strategic planning to closing on mergers, joint ventures, restructurings and public takeovers and on competition compliance issues in distribution systems and other commercial dealings in Europe (cooperation agreements, licensing, sales/marketing) and defends clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, state aid cases and in regulatory matters.

Christian has represented international and national clients before the European Commission and the German and Austrian competition authorities in a number of industrial sectors, including energy, transport (particularly shipping), automotive, consumer goods and electronics, retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, natural resources, chemicals and petrochemicals.

Christian is praised by clients for his “extremely detailed knowledge of competition law” (Chambers and Partners, 2010) and the Brussels energy team lead by Christian is ranked “tier 1” in Legal 500 (EU Regulatory Energy, 2014).

Christian regularly authors publications on competition law and is a regular speaker at conferences on a wide range of competition law and regulatory topics. He is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht.

Christian is admitted as a lawyer in Austria and registered with the Bar Associations in Frankfurt and Brussels. A native German speaker, he is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish.

Professional experience

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  • Qualified in Austria, registered at the Frankfurt Bar (Germany)
  • Rechtsanwalt

Annual Oil & Gas Conference at the BBSPA, April 23, 2015 - Christian chaired the “Legal & Regulatory Framework Session” and spoke about recent legal and regulatory challenges in regards to investments in transmission systems in South Eastern Europe (such as South Stream, Turkish Stream or SOCAR’s investment in DESFA).