Kathrin Westermann

Kathrin Westermann
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Dr Kathrin Westermann is a partner at Noerr and member of the firm's antitrust and competition group. She represents and advises clients on a broad range of antitrust matters, particularly those relating to merger control filings, cartel proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, and claims for antitrust damages.

Specialising in German and European antitrust and telecommunications law, she further has extensive experience in competition compliance and dawn raid scenarios. Prior to joining Noerr, she worked more than four years with the German Federal Cartel Office.

Kathrin has advised in relation to a number of precedent-setting merger and behavioural investigations as well as regulatory and antitrust litigation. Recent M&A-related matters include representing Immofinanz AG on the acquisition of CA Immobilien Anlagen AG; SAF Holland on the proposed acquisition of Haldex; Allianz Group on the acquisition of FIZZ Student Housing Fund; a major German publishing house on various acquisitions of regional newspapers; and ISS Facility Services on the acquisition of Evantec. Recent behavioural and contentious work includes representing an international airfreight company on the defence of damages claims in connection with the airfreight cartel; advising Cemex in the ongoing German cement cartel follow-on litigation; representing Danpower, a German energy company, in price abuse proceedings of the German Federal Cartel Office with respect to district heating; and advising the German Football League on antitrust aspects of the media rights marketing concept, including administrative proceedings of the Federal Cartel Office and subsequent court proceedings initiated by one of the bidders.

Kathrin is co-publisher of the periodical Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht (NZKart) and author of various articles and books on German and European antitrust law. She regularly lectures on antitrust and merger control issues. She is a member of the Antitrust Lawyers' Association, and is recognised as one of Germany's leading competition lawyers, with listings in Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and the German JUVE Handbook, where she is also highlighted as a “leading name” in media antitrust. She continues to be selected by peers for inclusion in Who's Who Legal, and has been selected among Germany's preeminent antitrust lawyers by German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. Kathrin was educated at the Universities of Berlin, Göttingen and Vienna.  

Noerr is one of the top European law firms with 500 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. With its office in Brussels, the firm's antitrust and competition law group comprises over 30 lawyers, based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia, covering all areas of national and European competition and regulatory matters, with a special strength in compliance, multi-jurisdictional merger filings and cartel damages.

WWL says: The “fantastic” Kathrin Westermann is "absolutely great for antitrust litigation".


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