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WilmerHale

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

WilmerHale is a law firm offering advice on the full spectrum of competition law, often in close collaboration with its excellent US and other European offices. The team is best known for handling cartel damages claims, acting for both claimants and defendants from various industry sectors. Furthermore, the firm assists with the set-up of joint ventures, merger control and cooperation agreements and evidences prowess in data processing-related antitrust issues. With its offices in Frankfurt and Berlin as well as its international network, WilmerHale is well placed to handle cross-border cases. Its client base comprises well-known German and international clients from the food, railway and communication sectors.

Strengths

Reflecting on its market position, one interviewee enthuses: "WilmerHale is well positioned and has good people."

Work highlights

Represented Deutsche Bahn in damages claims relating to the rail cartel.

Notable practitioners

Hans-Georg Kamann advises on a broad range of competition mandates ranging from cartel damages claims and global internal investigations to patent agreements and distribution issues. Interviewees describe him as "one of the smartest lawyers," observing his involvement in "a lot of European litigation cases."

Stefan Ohlhoff is well known for his prowess in handling cartel damages claims and follow-on litigation, acting for clients from the food, travel and manufacturing sectors. He also assists with large merger control cases, making him a good choice for clients seeking holistic advice. Clients highlight Stefan Ohlhoff as"very accurate and deep in the cases, and he knows the markets very well."

Ulrich Quack is well respected for his expertise in complex cartel damages cases, acting for clients from the beverage and travel industries. He also advises on strategic cooperation agreements in the energy sector.

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Overview

WilmerHale has an outstanding reputation in all areas of EU competition law, including major mergers, cartel investigations, Article 102 (abuse of monopoly power) investigations, counseling and related litigation. Our competition work encompasses a wide range of EU, national and international competition issues. We regularly work on matters originating from around the globe and in conjunction with lawyers from our Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Boston, Washington DC, New York and Palo Alto offices.

Our German practice focuses on the advice and representation as plaintiff and defendant in civil antitrust follow-on litigation, particularly in damages claims as well as large transatlantic cartel investigations and complex merger control proceedings.

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Competition/European Law

WilmerHale

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Location

Friedrichstrasse 95

Berlin

Berlin

Germany

10117

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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


Hans-Georg Kamann
Band 5
Stefan Ohlhoff
Band 4
Ulrich Quack
Band 3