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Helmut Bergmann

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Biography • Competition - Lawyers

Dr Helmut Bergmann has been a partner at Freshfields since 1996 and is based in the Berlin office. He specialises in German, European and international antitrust law, covering a broad range of competition aspects, focussing on merger, cartel and dominance cases. He also advises on antitrust litigation, in particular follow-on damages actions. Helmut has particular experience in the automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, and media sectors. Recent clients include ABB, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Axel Springer, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, DE Master Blenders, Fresenius, Hoffmann-La Roche, Lanxess, Mars, Wrigley and Royal Canin. From 1998 to 2006, Helmut was managing partner of the firm’s Berlin office; and from 2006 until 2010, he acted as co-head of the firm’s global antitrust, competition and trade group. Since 2013 he has been a member, and since 2014 co-chair, of Freshfields’ partner recommendation committee.

Helmut was born in 1961. In 1987, he joined the Cologne office of the predecessor firm Deringer Tessin Hermann & Sedemund as a trainee, and in 1991 as Rechtsanwalt, relocating to the Berlin office in 1996. His international experience includes working as a stagiaire with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (1990) and spending one year with White & Case in New York (1992/1993).

Helmut frequently speaks and writes on antitrust law topics and is recognised as a leading antitrust lawyer in various directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, GCR 100, Who’s Who Legal: Competition, The Legal 500: Europe and JUVE.

Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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