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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Franziska Rupp draws praise for her “thorough in-depth legal knowledge and business-oriented approach”, and is "appreciated for her consideration of political sensitivities in interactions with government authorities”. 

Peers and clients say: 

“She is tremendously hard-working.”

“She is a terrific lawyer who is well versed in complex merger control matters.”


Franziska M Rupp is a German qualified lawyer and holds an LLM from the College of Europe (Bruges) as well as a master's degree from the Université Paris Nanterre.

Ms Rupp’s practice focuses on all aspects of European and German competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and behavioural matters.

Ms Rupp has experience with complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and in-depth investigations before the European Commission and other international competition agencies.

Ms Rupp’s experience includes advising Red Hat in its combination with IBM; Cisco in its acquisition of Acacia; Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its acquisition of Cray; E I du Pont de Nemours and Company in its merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company; CME Group in its acquisition of NEX; XL Catlin in its combination with AXA; Nokia Corporation in connection with its combination with Alcatel-Lucent; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company regarding its acquisition of Amlin; and Sun Chemical in connection with the acquisition of Flint Group’s European publication gravure ink business.

She also advised companies in several article 101 TFEU investigations before the European Commission and national competition agencies, including the representation of Thomas Cook in the European Commission’s holiday pricing investigation; and representation involving a car battery recycling cartel investigation.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader
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