Martin Bechtold is a partner in Allen & Overy LLP's Brussels and Frankfurt offices.
His expertise covers the core aspects of competition law (EU merger control, EU cartel and dominance cases, antitrust litigation, general counselling/advisory/compliance work).
He advises clients from a wide variety of industries in merger control cases before the European Commission and the German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) and assists them in antitrust investigations carried out by these authorities. His clients include Bilfinger Berger, Biomet, Boon Edam, Borealis, Cargill, ConCardis, Coty, E-Plus, Ferrero, General Electric, Novartis, Nynas, Sanofi, PostNL and DE Masterblenders. Martin has proven expertise in the consumer products, financial services, automotive, pharmaceutical and technology areas and is co-author of the American Bar Association's book Competition Law outside the United States and the Kölner Kommentar zum Kartellrecht.
Prior to moving into private practise Martin was a case handler at the Bundeskartellamt and he has extensive EU and German merger control experience including several high-profile second phase investigations.
"Martin Bechtold focuses on merger control and is praised as 'an excellent analyst, who is always in the know and gives very pragmatic advice.' He is well known for conducting merger control matters before the EC, as well as before Germany's Bundeskartellamt." - Chambers Europe, 2013.
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