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Gleiss Lutz

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Predominantly attracts attention for state aid expertise, advising private companies on state aid complaints and on potential issues arising from publicly-funded projects. Has further experience in the recovery of unlawful state aid. Assists with merger mandates ranging from appeals against adverse EC merger decisions through to investigations into alleged gun-jumping in notifiable transactions. Also defends follow-on damages claims and acts on complaints to the EC alleging abuse of dominance. Works closely with the firm's market-leading team in Germany.

Work highlights

Assisted Deutsche Telekom with its appeal against the EC's approval of Vodafone's acquisition of Unitymedia.

Notable practitioners

Ulrich Soltész is "excellent," according to clients, who particularly laud his ability in state aid matters. He represents both public and private sector clients, often from the transportation and manufacturing sectors. He also acts for clients on abuse of dominance mandates before the EC, as well as merger control procedures. Soltész has additional experience in cartel damages claims before the German authorities.

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Overview

Gleiss Lutz has been involved in shaping antitrust law since day one, having played an active role in all major legal developments and cases for more than 60 years. We were also one of the first German law firms to open up a practice in Brussels (in 1962). Our clients benefit not only from our extensive experience but also from our many years of dealing with the relevant authorities and excellent contacts to the European Commission. This makes us one of the leading antitrust practices across Europe, especially when entering previously unchartered legal waters.


A major focus of our practice is the planning and implementation of Merger control procedures. Additionally, we enjoy an outstanding reputation for defending clients in cartel investigations. Especially in Europe, we have been involved in the development of private enforcement (damages claims). We further advise on compliance issues as well as on vertical and horizontal agreements. An additional focus of our practice in Brussels encompasses EU and state aid law.

Industries

automotive

chemicals

consumer goods

e-commerce

energy

healthcare

insurance

media

Competition/European Law

Gleiss Lutz

firm
Location

Rue de Loxum 25

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Competition/European Law: State Aid


Ulrich Soltész
Band 1

Competition: EU


Ulrich Soltész
Band 5