Thomas Wessely is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office. His practice focuses on EU and international competition law, EU State aid law and international trade law.
Thomas has extensive experience of complex merger transactions and has guided numerous clients through European Commission, multi-jurisdictional and German procedures. He also has widespread experience of investigations into anti-competitive practices including EU and national cartel and leniency proceedings.
Thomas is head of the firm’s “merger skills group”. He regularly publishes articles and contributes to leading commentaries on EU antitrust law, and is co-editor of Global Competition Review’s Getting the Deal Through: Dominance, a guide to the regulation of dominant firm conduct in 40 jurisdictions worldwide, now in its 12th edition for 2016.
Thomas is a German Rechtsanwalt and was educated at the universities of Bonn, Fordham, NYC and Montpellier. He speaks German, English and French.
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WWL says: Thomas Wessely is a tremendously impressive lawyer who received praise for his merger control, contentious and dominance-related work
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