Katharina Bongs

Katharina Bongs
Glaverbel Building
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+32 (0)2 647 73 50
+32 (0)2 640 64 99


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Katharina Bongs is a senior associate in Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. Her practice focuses on EU and German competition law.

In particular, Katharina represents clients in German and EU cartel and merger control cases and acts before the European Commission, the EU General Court and in national competition proceedings. She has experience advising in cartel defence cases, including leniency and settlement proceedings. Furthermore, she assists clients on how to structure their agreements to ensure competition law compliance and organises customised EU and German competition law compliance programmes. She deals with cases in a range of sectors, including industrial products, waste management and recycling.

Katharina has an excellent success rate in the cases she has worked on, including a number of cartel cases before the German Federal Cartel Office which were terminated without any fine being imposed. She is recommended by Chambers Global as a foreign expert in the field of competition and EU law.

Katharina also advises clients on EU customs law.

Katharina completed her master’s degree in of European legal studies at the College of Europe (Bruges); she also holds a diploma in international law studies in Anglo-American and French law from the University of Trier. She is qualified as a German lawyer and is a member of the Düsseldorf and the Brussels Bars (E-list).

WWL says: Katharina Bongs has a reputation as an "extremely precise and rigorous, and very sharp" lawyer.

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