Dr. Jana K. Dammann de Chapto is a counsel in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and global Antitrust & Competition Practice.
Ms. Dammann de Chapto focuses her practice on competition law and EU law, particularly State aid, trade and export control law, merger control, antitrust, and public procurement law. She represents corporate clients from different industries, including the aerospace and energy sector, before the European Commission and national competition agencies as well as before the German and European Courts (General Court and Court of Justice).
Ms. Dammann de Chapto joined the firm in 2007. She completed parts of her required practical training in Latham's Hamburg and Brussels offices.
Ms. Dammann studied in Hamburg, Vancouver, and Miami. After her First German State Exam she worked at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Peter Behrens at the University of Hamburg where she obtained her doctorate on EC and US merger control law summa cum laude. She also worked as an assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law where she focused on research in EC merger control law.
Ms. Dammann de Chapto's representative experience includes advising:
- Various financial and strategic investors in German, EU, and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings, including inter alia Avago, Carlyle, Capvis, JP Morgan, and Union Investment
- Nestlé in an investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office into the food retail markets
- German regional airports in State aid investigations by the European Commission
- IKEA in various EU custom law matters before the German finance courts
- A leading European oil and gas company in export control questions related to investments in North Africa
- A large German hospital operator in objection proceedings regarding the lawfulness of a tender for the construction of new surgery facilities