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Hengeler Mueller

Competition/European Law

5 ranked lawyersBand 1GermanyGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished team covering the full range of competition matters. Enjoys a superb reputation for merger clearance and filing work, acting on some of the most complex transactions at both phase I and phase II. Adeptly handles appeal proceedings and defence against damages claims following from large-scale cartel cases. Frequently conducts internal investigations for large corporates with experts on the ground in Brussels advising on international audits and compliance matters. Further expertise in assisting clients with state aid matters.

Notable practitioners

Alf-Henrik Bischke regularly assists high-profile clients with merger control mandates, with one client enthusing: "I found him very straightforward and clear in all his statements and his advice. He prepared and managed the process very well."

Christoph Stadler is well respected in the market, frequently advising on international merger control.

Hans-Jörg Niemeyer is a talented advocate whose practice encompasses merger control, appeals before the European Commission and state aid matters.

Thomas Paul provides expert advice on antitrust disputes, where he has experience of cartel proceedings and follow-on litigation before German and European courts.

Thorsten Mäger has an excellent standing in the market for advising on cartel proceedings as well as follow-on damages claims. He is further adept at advising on multi-jurisdictional merger control mandates.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Competition/European Law


Alf-Henrik Bischke
Band 4
Christoph Stadler
Band 2
Thomas B. Paul
Band 5
Thorsten Mäger
Band 1

Competition/European Law: Lawyers Based Abroad


Hans-Jörg Niemeyer
Expertise based abroad in Belgium