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Börries Ahrens

Börries Ahrens

Allen & Overy LLPHanseatic Trade CenterKehrwieder 12HamburgGermany20457

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Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Börries Ahrens is held in high regard by peers who applaud his sweeping knowledge of European and German competition regulation.


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’s practice is investigations and antitrust litigation. Börries frequently defends clients in cartel investigations and represents them in court proceedings regarding follow-on damages actions. He has represented clients in a range of sector inquiries by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) including in the food retail and in the asphalt industries.

Börries regularly represents clients in merger control proceedings before the FCO and the European Commission, and coordinates merger filings in other jurisdictions around the globe. Among the high-profile merger control cases he has been involved in is the takeover of Kaiser’s Tengelmann by EDEKA, including proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court concerning the effectiveness of a ministerial permit.

Börries is highly recommended by JUVE (2018). Chambers Europe (2019) notes that Börries is known for his work on cartels and merger control, quoting a client who states, “His professional input and his way of working with us is outstanding.”

Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating 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.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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