Lukas Rengier is lauded extensively by peers as a "rising star and definitely a future partner". He has an "impressive track record in cartel damages claims".
Lukas advises on all matters of European and German competition law. He defends clients in cartel investigations and follow-on cartel damages actions, conducts merger control proceedings for M&A transactions and advises on abuse of dominance issues and on competition law compliance.
Currently, Lukas is acting on several high-profile cartel damages cases. He is defending a truck manufacturer in numerous lawsuits related to the trucks case, the largest competition litigation case in Germany to date. Lukas is also defending consumer goods manufacturers in damages proceedings related to the drugstore articles (KWR), consumer goods (HEMA) and consumer detergents cases.
He equally has a very active merger control practice and regularly represents clients in merger reviews before the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission and competition authorities in other jurisdictions. He assisted a German chemical manufacturer in its largest acquisition to date, with merger filings in 10 different jurisdictions.
Lukas frequently publishes on competition law issues. One of his articles (on an aspect of international merger control) won a Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award in 2018. His PhD thesis, “Too Big to Fail as a Matter of Competition Law”, received an award by the University of Bonn and Deutsche Telekom in 2014.
Lukas holds a law degree and a doctorate in competition law from the University of Bonn. In 2017, he spent six months on secondment to Allen & Overy's US antitrust practice group in New York and Washington, DC. He is fluent in four languages (German, English, French and Spanish).
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.