Dr. Peter Gey, LLM

Dr. Peter Gey's practice focuses on European and German antitrust and competition law, European state aid law and regulation, with emphasis on the pharmaceutical and agro-chemical industries and the life science sector.

Dr. Gey also has substantial experience in public procurement law, in particular in relation to tenders of German public health funds for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Professional Activities

Dr. Gey is a member of the Association for the Study of Antitrust Law (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht) and the German-American Lawyers Association. He has lectured on German and European antitrust and competition law at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt and regularly publishes in the field of antitrust law and regulation. Dr. Gey is a former Scholar of Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).


  • Advice to an international pharma company in the European Commission’s sector inquiry in the pharma sector
  • Securing first phase German merger control clearance of for two acquisitions of a major seed company
  • Represented various pharma companies in litigation relating to tender procedures by German public health funds for so-called rebate agreements ("Rabattverträge”), inter alia winning the first injunction for a pharma company against the multi-billion Euro rebate contract tender for pharmaceuticals 2008/09 of the biggest German public health fund. The litigation led to landmark decisions concerning the legal assessment of such rebate agreement tenders, including decisions of the Higher Social Court Stuttgart, the Federal Social Court and the Federal Civil Court.
  • Part of the team that advised an international flat glass producer in the European Commission’s flat glass price fixing investigation
  • Part of the team that advised the State of Hessen in state aid procedures before the European Commission relating to the financing of the Hessische Staatsweingüter and the regional airport of Kassel-Calden


  • Dr. Peter Gey is recommended by JUVE Handbook for the area of antitrust since the 2017/2018 issue (2020/2021: "extensive know-how in cartel damages", competitors)
  • JUVE Handbook 2017/2018-2019/2020 recommends Dr. Peter Gey in the area of antitrust law (2017/2018 "is in many significant cases", competitor).
  • JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 lists Dr. Peter Gey as a highly recommended lawyer in the area of state aid law.
  • JUVE Handbook 2014/2015-2016/2017 recommends Dr. Peter Gey for the area of health care/pharmaceutical and medical product law (2014/2015: "deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, at the same time providing excellent advice on complex EU legal issues", client; 2016/2017: "greatest satisfaction", client).
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2015-2021 recommends Dr. Peter Gey for the healthcare sector ("extremely deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry", client, 2017).
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 recommends Dr. Peter Gey for the area of state aid law.
  • Global Competition Review "GCR Litigation of the Year Award: Cartel Prosecution 2017" – Representation of client in the so-called sugar cartel“ litigation.
  • Global Competition Review "GCR Matter of the Year Award 2016" - Representation of Lufthansa AG in the "Air Freight Cartel" fine proceedings.
  • Dr. Peter Gey is recommended by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers® List 2020 and 2021 for the area of antitrust and competition law.

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  • Education

    • Second State Exam, Frankfurt Court of Appeals, 2005

    • PhD, Antitrust Law, University of Hamburg, 2004

      summa cum laude
    • LLM, University of Chicago Law School, 2001

    • First State Exam, University of Dresden, 1999

  • Admissions

    • Frankfurt

    • Brussels

  • Languages

    • English

    • German