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Thomas G Funke

Thomas G Funke
Office:
Innere Kanalstrasse 15
D-50823
City:
Cologne
Country:
Germany
Tel:
+49 221 5108 4210

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Thomas Funke advises on German and EU cartel investigations, antitrust litigation and merger control.

In the European Court of Justice and the German Supreme Court, Thomas helped secure decisions in Akzo v Commission (T-345/12), CDC v Commission (T-437/08), the Hydrogen Peroxide litigation (C-352/13) and the German BGH Coffee Roaster cartel damages case.

As lead counsel in German and EU antitrust investigations, Thomas has represented key players from the automotive, energy, banking and technology sectors. He recently defended a global technology group and an international tour operator in EU cartel investigations and secured expedited German merger clearances for several multibillion-euro life sciences transactions.

Leading the competition practice at Osborne Clarke, Thomas represents the German offices in the firm’s international council. He splits his time between Brussels and Cologne.

He has been recognised as a leading expert for the EU competition framework for the automotive sector. With a focus on aftermarket competition as well as connected and autonomous vehicles, he leads his firm’s transport and automotive sector initiative in Germany.

Thomas has spoken at the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting and other competition conferences. He has published extensively on the EU block exemptions, antitrust procedure, energy regulation, internet retailing and merger control.

In addition to an IBA diploma in competition law and his German qualification, Thomas earned a certificate from the University of California and a master's degree from the University of Virginia (LLM), as well as a doctorate in law from Bonn University (Dr jur).

WWL says: Thomas Funke is a "great antitrust litigator" and a pre-eminent figure in European cartel investigations.

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