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 3M in various merger control proceedings; Air Berlin on its acquisitions of dba, LTU, Condor and TUIfly; Ardagh on various merger control proceedings; Assa Abloy on its acquisition of Simons Voss Technologies; Deutsche Bahn/Schenker on various antitrust matters; Holcim (Deutschland) AG on its appeal against a fine imposed by the German Antitrust Authority as well as in the first class-action type damages claim in Germany; Holcim Group on various antitrust matters worldwide including in the cement investigation conducted by the European Commission; and Otto Group on the acquisition of the Quelle brand and other various merger control proceedings.
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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