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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Björn Herbers “thoroughly impresses peers” thanks to his “strong expertise in telecoms, competition economics and abuse cases”. 

Peers and clients say:

"Björn is very strong in merger and telecoms work. He is clearly a future leader in Brussels."

"He has great expertise in telecoms and remedies in merger cases."

"Mr Herbers is a young and smart lawyer who understands competition economics extremely well."

"He has a wealth of experience in the telecoms sector."


Björn Herbers is a partner in the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels.

He has more than 15 years of experience in all areas of competition law with a strong focus on sector-specific competition law (telecoms) and competition economics. Björn has advised clients in numerous merger control cases at the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, including headline Phase II proceedings and cases with complex remedy negotiations.

He further has a strong track record of defending clients in both EU and German cartel cases and represents clients in front of the European courts and the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, which is competent for appeals against decisions of the Federal Cartel Office. Björn also regularly provides competition law advice on distribution and cooperation agreements and assists clients in the development and implementation of competition compliance programmes.

In 2015 Björn was seconded to the Brussels office of a leading economic consultancy, where he worked on competition law damages and regulatory cases. Before joining CMS in 2009, he worked for the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition (antitrust telecoms unit) and the German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways.

Björn is a member of the German Competition Law Association and the Munich Competition Law Forum. He studied law and business administration/economics at the University of Cologne. He also holds a doctorate degree in law and pursued postgraduate economics training at Barcelona GSE.

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