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Latham & Watkins LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Successful competition department especially recommended for cross-border merger control filings. Also uses its extensive international network to handle major abuse of dominance cases, anti-competitive agreements, cartel investigations and follow-on damages litigation. Particularly visible in the technology, IT, automotive and airline industries.

Strengths

One happy client enthuses: "I would say they are absolutely fantastic. Their client service is incredible."

Work highlights

Assisted Liberty Global with the phase II EU merger clearance for the acquisition of its cable assets by Vodafone.

Notable practitioners

Michael Esser primarily advises clients from the IT sector on a range of matters including merger clearance, investigations and follow-on damages litigation.

Sven Völcker is a leading lawyer in the area of merger control phase II investigations, where he advises a range of clients on international proceedings from his base in Brussels.

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Competition/European Law

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

Reuterweg 20

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60323

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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


Michael Esser
Band 4

Competition/European Law: Lawyers Based Abroad


Sven Völcker
Expertise based abroad in Belgium