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Ricarda Brandhorst

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Ricarda Brandhorst, an associate, is a member of the Firm's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Dusseldorf. During her legal clerkship, Ricarda worked, amongst others, in a major law firm in Dusseldorf.

Practice Focus

Ricarda advises German and international clients on all aspects of German and European competition law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised the Swiss construction chemicals group Sika AG in relation to the acquisition of MBCC Group (Master Builders Construction Chemicals), the former BASF Construction Chemicals division, from Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, for a consideration of CHF 5.5 billion (EUR 5.3 billion), notified to the European Commission.

  • Advised the leading global supplier of swimming pool and wellness equipment Fluidra on the acquisition of Meranus Group, a leading distributor of swimming pool equipment in Germany, for approximately EUR 30 million, notified to the Federal Cartel Office.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dusseldorf Bar Association - Member
  • German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht) - Member


  • Germany (2022)


  • Superior Court of Oldenburg (Second State Examination) (2022)
  • University of Osnabrueck (First State Exam) (2019)


  • English
  • German