Börries Ahrens

Börries Ahrens
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Dr Börries Ahrens is a partner in Allen & Overy LLP’s Hamburg office and advises on all aspects of European and German antitrust law. His experience spans a wide spectrum of industries.

A focus of Börries’ practice is investigations and antitrust litigation. Börries frequently defends clients in cartel investigations and represents them in court proceedings regarding follow-on damages actions. Börries has also successfully appealed against decisions by competition authorities, including the annulment of a lead decision by the German Federal Cartel Office on abuse of buyer power. He has represented clients in a range of sector inquiries by the German Federal Cartel Office and in ensuing investigations, inter alia, a large German asphalt producer in the asphalt sector inquiry and in subsequent prohibition proceedings.

Börries regularly represents clients in merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, and coordinates merger filings in other jurisdictions around the globe. Among the high-profile recent merger control cases Börries has been involved in is the takeover of Kaiser’s Tengelmann by German retail giant EDEKA which was ultimately cleared through a Ministerial Permit in 2016.

Börries is recognised by leading legal directories: he is “highly recommended” in the JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2017 and described by The Legal 500 (2015) as a “good communicator with excellent connections”.

Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists located across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in recent years.

WWL says: Börries Ahrens is highly sought after by clients who commend his standout expertise handling EU and German competition law matters.

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