Christopher Rother

Head, Department of Competition and Anti-trust Law, Deutsche Bahn AG

Christopher Rother is a German attorney-at-law. He heads the department for competition and anti-trust law at Deutsche Bahn AG since 1997, since 2005 including the regulatory law and since 2009 anti-trust compliance. His team consists of 13 lawyers, 7 of which focus on regulatory law and 3 on anti-trust compliance. Mr. Rother is also responsible for all legal state aid issues at Deutsche Bahn AG.

As head of the department for regulatory, competition and anti-trust law he represents Deutsche Bahn AG in all state aid, regulatory, anti-trust and merger proceedings. He has conducted anti-trust compliance trainings at Deutsche Bahn AG world-wide.

Before joining Deutsche Bahn AG, Mr. Rother has gained experience as a lawyer in private practice in Cologne and Berlin, focussing on German and European competition law and competition law in the energy sector. He has been a research assistant at the Center for German and International Competition Law at the Free University Berlin. Furthermore, Mr. Rother´s experience includes his work for the auditing company Arthur Andersen & Co from 1989 – 1991.

Mr. Rother has held numerous speeches at conferences, in particular on anti-trust compliance.