Antitrust and Competition, Merger Control GERMANY

In Europe and the United States, WilmerHale is a leading firm in the field of antitrust law and merger control. Legal press commends the approximately 75 lawyers active in the field as top of the market. Our international practice group counts renowned antitrust leaders among its members, including Professor Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, the former Director-General of Competition of the European Commission.

Our German antitrust lawyers in Berlin and Brussels join forces to cover the entire span of European and German competition law. Our practice focuses on the strictly regulated industries such as aviation, energy and telecommunications as well as the fields of technology and software. Our clients include, among others, companies from tourism, plant construction, machine and ship construction, logistics, financial service providers and consumer good providers.

Our merger control experience includes:

  • Representing clients in European merger control proceedings and, where applicable, in the ensuing appellate proceedings. Most recently we acted as counsel in the Linde/BOC,Oracle/PeopleSoft, ThyssenKrupp/HDW,AirLiquide/Messer Griesheim and Tetra Laval/Sidel deals.
  • Representing clients in German merger control proceedings and, where applicable, in the ensuing appellate proceedings. Most recently we served as counsel in the Thermo Electron/Kendro deal and in the E.ON/Ruhrgas minister authorization procedure.
  • Coordinating European or German merger control proceedings that may be required in jurisdictions in the United States or elsewhere.

Our antitrust law experience includes:

  • Representing our clients in European or German merger control proceedings and, where applicable, in the ensuing appellate proceedings or civil law antitrust processes. Most recently,we acted as counsel in the Austrian banks case.
  • Representing our clients in European or German abuse proceedings and, where applicable, in the ensuing appellate proceedings. Most recently, we represented Deutsche Telekom in reviewing its connection fees.
  • Advising in the structuring of distribution, cooperation and technology transfer agreements and compliance programs.

Our state aid practice includes the representation of our clients in European state aid proceedings and where applicable the ensuing proceedings before courts of appeal as well as advising on national implementation law. Our experience covers the following:

  • Support for recipients in obtaining and defending state aid. For example, the successful defense of the German hard coal subsidies before the European courts;
  • Support against impermissible subsidies for third parties. For example, representation of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg in its challenge of the German emissions trading system.

In Europe and the United States, WilmerHale is a leading firm in the field of antitrust law and merger control. Legal press commends the approximately 75 lawyers active in the field as top of the market. Our international practice group counts renowned antitrust leaders among its members, including Professor Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, the former Director-General of Competition of the European Commission.

Our German antitrust lawyers in Berlin and Brussels join forces to cover the entire span of European and German competition law. Our practice focuses on the strictly regulated industries such as aviation, energy and telecommunications as well as the fields of technology and software. Our clients include, among others, companies from tourism, plant construction, machine and ship construction, logistics, financial service providers and consumer good providers.

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Quack, Ulrich

Ulrich Quack

Partner

+49 30 20 22 63 32 (t)

ulrich.quack@wilmerhale.com

Wissmann, Matthias

Matthias Wissmann

Senior International Counsel

+49 30 20 22 64 26 (t)

matthias.wissmann@wilmerhale.com

Fleischmann LL.M., Oliver

Dr. Oliver Fleischmann, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 56 (t)

oliver.fleischmann@wilmerhale.com

Gey LL.M., Peter

Dr. Peter Gey, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 204 (t)

peter.gey@wilmerhale.com

Henn, Tobias

Tobias Henn

Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 227 (t)

tobias.henn@wilmerhale.com

Meschede_Katrin

Dr. Katrin Meschede

Senior Associate

+49 30 20 22 63 25 (t)

katrin.meschede@wilmerhale.com

christian_schwedler

Christian Schwedler

Senior Associate

+49 69 27 1078 017 (t)

christian.schwedler@wilmerhale.com