Dr. Peter Gey, LL.M.

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Gey LL.M., Peter

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.

Recent Highlights

  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • JUVE Handbook 2014/2015-2016/2017 recommends Dr. Gey as having a “very deep knowledge of the pharma industry, excellent advice in complex EU-law issues” for transactions in the healthcare sector.
  • JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 further recommends Dr. Gey in the area of state aid law.
  • Dr. Gey is recommended by Legal 500 Deutschland 2017 for having “very deep knowledge of the pharma industry” in the regulated industry: healthcare sector. 

Publications & News


April 5, 2018

Brexit at Halfway: Pharma and Medical Devices

The object of this Alert is to highlight some practical implications of Brexit for the supply of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the European Union (EU) and related action items which companies should be considering if they have not done so before.

December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Listed Among the Most Recommended Law Firms in Germany by The Legal 500 Deutschland

The Legal 500 has released its 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in seven categories. Moreover, the guide has recommended 11 WilmerHale attorneys within their practice areas.

November 2, 2017

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, the leading legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in the following practice areas: Antitrust, Arbitration/Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Liability, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, Energy Law, Information Technology, M&A, and State Aid Law.

May 17, 2017

Antitrust Investigation and Litigation

Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Kamann and Dr. Stefan Ohlhoff co-authored and co-edited this handbook, with contributions from Dr. Peter Gey, Christian Schwedler and Christoph Harler (Kartellverfahren und Kartellprozess, Kamann/Ohlhoff/Völcker (ed.), C.H. Beck Verlag, Munich).

December 6, 2016

The Legal 500 Germany Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

The Legal 500 has released its 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in five categories.

November 8, 2016

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

The recommendations are selected by JUVE based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics that assess a respective law firm's legal excellence, strategic direction, service orientation and future potential.

April 25, 2016

WilmerHale's Antitrust Practice Receives GCR Matter of the Year Awards

WilmerHale's Antitrust and Competition Practice received two awards, Behavioural Matter of the Year (Agency) – Europe and Matter of the Year, at Global Competition Review's 6th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 5 in Washington DC.

November 18, 2015

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, a prominent legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in several practice areas.

January 5, 2015

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel.

November 13, 2014

EU Litigation Practice Obtains Successful Cartel Conduct Ruling

WilmerHale’s EU litigation practice earned a successful victory on November 12, 2014, for clients Guardian Industries and Guardian Europe (Guardian) in a court ruling that granted a notable reduction in cartel conduct fines.

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).


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Second State Exam, Frankfurt Court of Appeals, 2005

PhD, Antitrust Law, summa cum laude, University of Hamburg, 2004

LLM, University of Chicago Law School, 2001

First State Exam, University of Dresden, 1999

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