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Glade Michel Wirtz

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded boutique reputed for its advice on domestic and EU-level cartel investigations, anti-competitive clauses and arrangements. Additionally represents clients in subsequent private enforcement proceedings. Offers further expertise in merger control matters. Client portfolio is made up of key German and international enterprises, primarily from the technology, manufacturing and automotive as well as food and retail sectors.

Work highlights

Advised EDEKA on the FCO cartel investigation into suspected vertical price-fixing arrangements by beer brewer AB InBev and German retail chains.

Notable practitioners

Christian Karbaum is added to the rankings following his increasing activity in the market, advising clients on merger control matters and cartel litigation.

Markus Wirtz is a well-known practitioner with a reputation for handling large competition proceedings. One client states: "He is an absolute high performer," adding: "He is a calm, tactical partner who will untangle highly complex material."

Silke Möller is frequently seen advising clients in the IT sector on investigations and merger control, as well as related compliance matters.

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Overview

Düsseldorf based GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ was established in June 2007 as an independent law firm focusing exclusively on corporate and competition work. The lawyers of GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ work on complex national and international matters, which require highly specialized skills and experience.                   

The focus of our firm's consulting services in the COMPETITION practice:

  • Merger control including the co-ordination of transnational merger control notifications
  • Cartel investigations
  • Lieniency and leniency applications
  • Abuse of dominance proceedings
  • Drafting of contractual agreements & structuring of distribution systems
  • Co-operations between competitors including in the digital area
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Litigation and cartel damage claims 

Clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Intermediate Capital Group plc

Samsung

United Internet AG

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Industries

DAX-30 corporations

German Mittelstand

Industry associations

MDAX corporations

Competition/European Law Department

Glade Michel Wirtz

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Department location

Kasernenstraße 69

Düsseldorf

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

D - 40213

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Germany

Competition/European Law


Christian Karbaum
Up and Coming
Markus Wirtz
Band 2
Silke Möller
Band 5