Dr Thomas Lübbig has been a partner in Freshfields' antitrust, competition and trade group since 2001, based in the Berlin office. Thomas specialises in EU law, in particular EU competition law, state aid law, questions regarding the European internal market, and German competition law. He represents clients regularly before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has particular experience in the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, building materials industry, gas and water, media, railway, logistics and transport.
After training as a qualified bank clerk, he studied law at the universities of Trier, Lyon, Geneva and Berlin. He holds a Doctor of Laws (Dr iur) degree from the Free University of Berlin. He worked at a management consultancy firm in Johannesburg for a year before joining the firm in 1996. He also worked in the Brussels office.
Thomas is a member of the German Association of Competition Law and the German Council on Foreign Relations. He publishes and lectures regularly on relevant subjects and is author as well as co-author of several books. He speaks German, English and French. In 2011, he was appointed an honorary professor by the European University Viadrina.
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