Dr Peter Niggemann is a member of Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group. He joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. Having worked previously in the firm's Brussels and London offices, he is now based in the Düsseldorf office.
Peter specialises in EU and German antitrust law, focussing on merger control, cartel investigations, and cartel-related damages claims. Peter has also gained in-depth experience in the airline, transportation, construction, media, retail and beverage and distribution business sectors.
In particular, Peter’s antitrust experience includes advising the global construction company Holcim Group (now LafargeHolcim) on worldwide merger projects and compliance; Air Berlin on their global merger and antitrust matters; 3M on antitrust and compliance matters in Europe; as well as worldwide active retailer Otto Group on merger and compliance matters. He is also representing multinational companies in the defence against various follow-on damages claims.
He completed his legal education at the University of Cologne (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He is a member of the German American Law Society and lectures at the University of Cologne. Peter speaks German and English.
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