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Nantje Johnston

Dr. Nantje Johnston, LL.M. (LSE)

Principal Counsel

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Languages German, English

Nantje Johnston is a competition law expert, primarily advising on structuring and maintaining selective distribution systems: She prepares agreements, advises on refusing applicants and supports clients on the prevention of grey market activities. Nantje also represents companies in disputes relating to dominant position abuse. She furthermore advises on IP matters, such as marketing campaigns and social media marketing, and has special sports betting expertise. Her clients include consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies, both listed and medium-sized.

Nantje joined CMS in 2010 and has been a counsel since 2016.

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  • 2008 - 2010: Trainee lawyer in Hamburg and second state examination in law
  • 2007 - 2008: LL.M. in European Competition Law, London School of Economics (LSE)
  • 2006 - 2007: PhD, University of Heidelberg; thesis on sports betting regulations
  • 2002 - 2006: Law studies at the University of Heidelberg and first state examination in law
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  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (association of German-speaking lawyers specialising in competition law)
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  • eSport - ein Sport wie jeder andere?, Sponsors 2/2016, p. 15
  • "Asics und die Renaissance des selektiven Vertriebs", NJW-aktuell Heft 47/2015, p. 14
  • "Sportwettenkonzessionsverfahren - Letzter Appell an die Vernunft", Stadionwelt INSIDE, Stadionwelt Verlag, 1/2015, Tätigkeitsbereich: Sportrecht
  • Kieler Glücksspielgesetz - mehr Fluch als Segen?, SPONSORs, November 2011, gemeinsam mit Alexander Graeser
  • Lauterkeitsrechtliche Unterlassungsansprüche im Glücksspielrecht, Europäische Hochschulschriften, Peter Lang 2009
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