German Antitrust and Merger Control REGULATORY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

In addition to counseling and representing clients with respect to EU competition law matters, lawyers in our Berlin and Brussels offices are among the most distinguished practitioners of German merger control and antitrust law. The roots of our German antitrust practice reach back to the enactment of the German Antitrust Code in the 1950s, when Karlheinz Quack began a practice that was to contribute to shaping German antitrust law over the following decades.

Our German and international clients turn to us for complex, high-profile regulatory matters that involve both antitrust rules and sector-specific regulation, as well as additional legislative and policy issues. We have represented Germany's leading players in the air transport, railway, telecommunications and energy industries in major transactions and investigations. In addition, we regularly advise and represent major domestic and multinational companies in, among others, the waste treatment, logistics, finance, travel, media, shipbuilding, engineering, chemicals, and wholesale and retail sectors.


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Mueller, Thomas

Thomas Mueller

Chair, Antitrust and Competition Practice Group

+1 202 663 6766 (t)

Quack, Ulrich

Ulrich Quack


+49 30 20 22 63 32 (t)

Fleischmann LL.M., Oliver

Dr. Oliver Fleischmann, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 56 (t)

Gey LL.M., Peter

Dr. Peter Gey, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 204 (t)

Henn, Tobias

Tobias Henn


+49 69 27 10 78 227 (t)


Dr. Katrin Meschede

Senior Associate

+49 30 20 22 63 25 (t)


Christian Schwedler

Senior Associate

+49 69 27 1078 017 (t)


Regina Klostermann


+49 30 20 22 63 05 (t)


We offer a full range of services in competition law matters in Germany. On merger control matters, our German lawyers represent clients before the Federal Cartel Office, both as notifying and as third parties, and before the Ministry of Economics (from which we have secured approvals in some of the most complex German merger control cases). In addition, we frequently assist our clients with multinational merger control filings both within and outside Europe. We also represent clients in litigation arising out of merger proceedings. In addition to our merger control work, we have addressed the entire range of German cartel/antitrust law issues before German regulators and courts. On cartel and abusive conduct matters, we have extensive experience in developing, and, where necessary, obtaining approval for cooperative arrangements between companies. Moreover, we represent our clients in antitrust investigations and resulting litigation, and have been involved on their behalf in some of the Federal Cartel Office's largest investigations. Finally, we regularly represent our clients in private antitrust litigation.