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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Germany - Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rainer Velte is a well-respected name in the German competition market where he stands out for his deep expertise in merger control proceedings and compliance matters.


Dr Rainer Velte is a partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, a major independent law firm with more than 400 lawyers in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich. The law firm has a full-service approach including, in particular, construction, general corporate and commercial matters, M&A and international arbitration.

Dr Rainer Velte specialises in EU and German competition law, including merger control, cartels, antitrust litigation (in particular private damage claims), competition compliance and abuse of dominance cases. He advises and represents private and public companies, associations and administrative bodies before courts and competition authorities.

Dr Rainer Velte is a member of numerous professional organisations, including the Antitrust Lawyers Association for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht), the German Compliance Institute (DICO), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the European Lawyers Association (ELS). He is also a member of the advisory board of the Antitrust Institute (IKartR) at the University of Düsseldorf and a lecturer at the University of Münster.

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