Dr Harald Kahlenberg is a partner in CMS Hasche Sigle’s Stuttgart office. He is head of the CMS worldwide competition practice group and chair of the antitrust and competition practice group of the World Law Group (WLG). His practice focuses on EU and German competition law with special emphasis on merger control and cartel investigations. Over the past 25 years, he has represented German and international clients before the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission and German courts in a large number of merger notifications and competition law cases, and has obtained clearances on a wide range of transactions. He has vast experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional merger filings for international transactions in more than 40 jurisdictions worldwide. He advises clients on cartel damage claims and implementing competition compliance programmes. Recent mandates have focused on sectors such as machine tools, engineering, steel and scrap, drugstore chains, timber, print and new media, and distribution.
Harald is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. He is listed as a leading lawyer in competition law in all of the major directories.
The CMS competition practice group headed by Harald is one of the largest competition groups in the world. Its approximately 160 members are based in more than 30 cities, including Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kiev, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Shanghai, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich. The CMS organisation has over 3,000 lawyers and tax consultants in 60 offices in 34 countries worldwide.
WWL says: A “master of competition law in all its forms”, Harald Kahlenberg was praised for his work with EU and German regulators
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