In this chapter we feature 92 individuals who stand out for their excellent work in a range of competition-related matters including cartel investigations, merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance issues.
Most Highly Regarded
At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 11 lawyers are recognised in this chapter.
Martin Klusmann is a competition specialist whose practice is focused on complex competition law matters such as merger control matters and cartel cases.
Uta Itzen is recognised for her first-rate competition law practice that spans a range of matters, from merger control issues to cartel investigations.
Peter Niggemann is a well-recognised figure in the German market, commended for his expert handling of complex cartel proceedings.
Helmut Bergmann ranks as one of the most prominent competition law lawyers in the country and possesses experience handling matters across a range of sectors, from healthcare to financial services.
Thomas Lübbig is a “leading cartel and state aid lawyer”, distinguished as a go-to name among peers for European antitrust law and merger control proceedings.
Tobias Klose is a seasoned practitioner who ranks highly among peers for his deep expertise in major cartel investigations and merger control proceedings.
Gleiss Lutz sees nine lawyers highlighted for their excellence in competition law.
Ingo Brinker is a leading light in the competition space, who wins widespread acclaim for his sweeping knowledge of and expertise in German and European antitrust law.
Christian Steinle is a well-recognised figure in competition law, where he is known for his impressive handling of cartel cases and antitrust litigation.
Ulrich Denzel wins widespread endorsements from peers who commend his first-rate practice spanning cartel cases and merger control proceedings.
Martin Raible is widely respected by respondents for his expert handling of competition-related compliance and related contentious proceedings.
Wolfgang Bosch is a prominent figure in competition law, thanks to his excellent work on M&A transactions, joint ventures and infringement matters.
Commeo achieves five listings here.
Stephanie Pautke is a” very knowledgeable, experienced and hands-on” lawyer, compliment sources who note she is “very knowledgeable” when it comes to advising on competition law, including vertical restraints.
Johanna Kübler is held in high esteem by market commentators thanks to her profound knowledge of merger control proceedings.
Jörg-Martin Schultze focuses his practice on a variety of competition law matters such as related distribution matters and contentious proceedings.
Dominique Wagener is a top-notch competition lawyer who draws high praise for her work on antitrust litigation proceedings and cartel investigations.
Isabel Oest gains recognition for her stellar handling of competition matters, including abuse of dominance matters and damages claims.
At Hengeler Mueller, five competition specialists receive listings here.
Alf-Henrik Bischke is singled out for his significant experience advising companies and investors on complex international merger control proceedings.
Jan Bonhage is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who consider him a top name in the country for complex state aid cases.
Thorsten Mäger is esteemed by clients who regularly engage him with on abuse of dominance matters and cartel investigation proceedings.
Christoph Stadler is recommended for his 20 years’ experience representing clients in German and European merger control cases.
Daniel Zimmer is very well thought of for his excellence in relation to cartel damage claims and antitrust compliance.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton receives three listings in this chapter.
Dirk Schroeder receives widespread plaudits from peers for his competition practice which spans a range of sectors from healthcare to telecommunications.
Romina Polley gains recognition from market sources who applaud her impressive work on cartel proceedings, dawn raids and leniency applications.
Wolfgang Deselaers is a “skilled and pragmatic lawyer” laud sources, who commend his deep expertise in European competition law.
At Noerr, four lawyers receive recognition in this chapter.
Alexander Birnstiel is highlighted by peers for his vast experience in competition matters across a range of industries including financial services and automotive.
Kathrin Westermann is an exceptionally experienced practitioner across cartel, abuse of dominance and merger control proceedings.
Fabian Badtke is an impressive lawyer who assists his clients across a range of competition-related investigations and litigation proceedings.
Karsten Metzlaff is an internationally recognised competition specialist who excels when it comes to compliance issues across sectors such as retail and healthcare.
Clifford Chance sees three lawyers distinguished here.
Marc Besen receives widespread plaudits from peers for his first-class competition practice which spans a range of industries.
Joachim Schütze is recognised for his top-notch competition practice that spans a range of matters, from merger control proceedings to dominance claims.
Michael Dietrich wins praise for his outstanding work advising and representing clients in abuse of dominance matters, competition-related investigations and follow-on damages claims.
Three lawyers at Baker McKenzie are recognised here.
Christian Horstkotte ranks highly among peers for the top-tier counsel he delivers to clients in a range of sectors from automotive to financial services on competition matters.
Nicolas Kredel is an internationally recognised competition specialist who excels when it comes to EU and German competition law.
Christian Burholt is a well-recognised name in German competition law, commended for his “profound knowledge of the pharma sector”.
Glade Michel Wirtz’s Markus Wirtz is distinguished by market sources as a leading figure in German competition law, whose expertise spans merger control proceedings, cartel investigations and litigation.
Silke Möller regularly assists clients in a range of competition-related issues including compliance, merger control and cartel-related matters.
Martin Sura from Hogan Lovells has over two decades of experience providing first-rate counsel to clients on competition and cartel-related investigations.
Marc Schweda is highly sought after by clients thanks to his stellar work in competition-related litigation and international merger controls proceedings.
Börries Ahrens from Allen & Overy has a wealth of experience in waste management, automotive and financial services sector, with notable expertise in managing complex cartel proceedings.
Ellen Braun is highlighted for her excellent work representing clients in competition proceedings before the EU Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.
Martin Buntscheck with Buntscheck Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft impresses with the first-rate advice he delivers to clients on all aspects of German and European competition law and regulation.