Oliver Bretz

Oliver Bretz
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Oliver founded Euclid Law, a boutique competition law firm, at the end of 2014. Before that, he spent 12 years as a partner at Clifford Chance, including four years from 2010 as global managing partner of the antitrust practice and head of EU public policy.

Oliver has a wealth of experience advising on cartels, mergers, behavioural antitrust, competition litigation, state aid across a diverse variety of sectors including banking and finance, insurance, energy, media, telecommunications, transport, and oil and gas.

Last year Oliver was involved in a number of high-profile matters, including a complex merger for Shell/Statoil. He continues to advise a major investment bank on a number of financial services matters including the EU’s FOREX investigation.

Oliver has published papers in several law journals, including Competition Policy International (2016) and the Competition Law Journal (2015).

In his career Oliver has received various accolades, such as inclusion in GCR’s “40 under 40” list and The Lawyer’s "Hot 100", and receiving an ILO Client Choice Award and a GCR award for Behavioural Matter of the Year.

Oliver is able to work in a number of languages including English, German, French and Spanish; and to some extent, Dutch and Italian. Oliver is also a CEDR-qualified mediator

WWL says: Oliver Bretz is renowned for his work on high-profile, high-stakes competition matters across the European market.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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