Ulrich Schnelle has been a partner with Haver & Mailänder since 2002. He is based in Stuttgart and was a resident in the firm’s Brussels office in 1996 and 1997.
Ulrich is the head of the firm’s practice group of competition, procurement and state aid laws. Ulrich specialises in advising international and German multinational corporations, medium-sized companies and individuals in essentially all industries, including banking and broadcasting. His focus is on cartel law, including the representation of the clients before European and German courts, merger control, in particular multiple jurisdictional filings, and cases of the abuse of a dominant position. One of his major areas is the advice on cooperations, vertical agreements and distribution agreements between horizontal or vertical competitors.
He also focuses on private enforcement actions with a special feature in procedural aspects and specific aspects of German law as being applied in foreign jurisdictions.
Ulrich received his legal training at the Universities of Passau, Geneva (Switzerland) and Freiburg where he also obtained his doctoral degree. At the University of Illinois Law School, Ulrich graduated as Master of Laws. He is an honorary professor at the University for Economy and Environment in Baden-Württemberg.
Ulrich has published several articles and two handbooks on European and competition law over the years and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.
Haver & Mailänder is a medium-size independent law firm with a network of “best friends” partner law firms in all continents. The practice of Haver & Mailänder in competition law has been repeatedly recommended by lawyers' publications such as JUVE Handbuch, Chambers and The Legal 500.
WWL says: Ulrich Schnelle at Haver & Mailänder runs an “excellent” cross-border practice that covers a variety of competition matters from merger control to abuse of dominance proceedings.
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