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BLOMSTEIN

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Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
BLOMSTEIN is a leading boutique for antitrust, public procurement and international trade law based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2016 as a spin-off of a leading international law firm, BLOMSTEIN has established itself as ‘a real alternative to established players in the market’ according to clients and peers. The experienced team offers expert advice on all fields of antitrust, public procurement and international trade law advising high-profile international clients in a broad range of sectors. The firm is particularly known for its expertise in the fields of TMT, digital platforms, FMCG and retail, energy, infrastructure, IT and technology as well as defence and security. All founding partners are extremely well connected internationally. For seamless support worldwide, BLOMSTEIN cooperates with an excellent network of leading specialist firms in Germany and abroad.

Main Areas of Practice:

Public Procurement Law/Government Contracts:

BLOMSTEIN supports through all phases of public procurement as well as advice on litigation and procurement compliance matters.
2 Partners; 9 fee earners
■ Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. in the public procurement procedure of the Federal Ministry of Transport regarding the collection of the car toll
■ German Naval Yards Kiel in various high profile procurement procedures including the procurements of MKS 180 frigates and five K130 corvettes for the German government
■ BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) regarding public procurement law issues
■ Hochtief in two procedures before the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf and the Higher Regional Court Hamburg
■ TenneT TSO in various public procurement and contractual issues as well as representation in a number of legal disputes
Key Clients: Thermo Fisher Group, Hochtief Solutions, juris, KfW (Germany’s development bank), Falck Group, German Naval Yards, Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM, BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)
Contact: Dr Pascal Friton and Dr Roland Stein
Tel: +49 30 214 802 700
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Antitrust & Competition:
BLOMSTEIN advises on all areas of antitrust and competition law, including merger control, vertical agreements, cartel follow-on damages claims, behavioural advice and abuse of dominance proceedings, compliance and monitoring, cartels, market investigations and sector inquiries as well as state aid.
2 Partners; 6 fee earners
BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising:
■ Axel Springer in several national merger control proceedings across Europe
■ CRRC in relation to its acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives (phase II merger control proceeding before the German Federal Cartel Office)
■ Gazprom as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the commitments in European Commission Case AT.39816
■ EDEKA Group in follow-on damages proceedings
■ E.ON as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the implementation of the commitments in European Commission Case M.8870 (E.ON/Innogy)
■ Vodafone in a complaints procedure before the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf against commitment decisions regarding a joint venture of EWE/Telekom
■ PATRIZIA in EU merger control proceedings regarding a „PropTech“ joint venture with HIH and KGAL (asset managers)
■ The network operator UPLINK before the Federal Cartel Office and in various court proceedings regarding access to essential radio antenna facilities
Key Clients: Anheuser Busch InBev, Axel Springer, Vodafone, Gazprom, EDEKA, German Naval Yards, UPLINK Network
Contact: Dr Anna Huttenlauch and Dr Max Klasse
Tel: +49 30 214 802 700
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

International Trade Law:
BLOMSTEIN has a broad expertise of international trade law, incl. customs, export control and sanctions, foreign investment control, excise taxes, trade compliance, art and cultural property law as well as WTO, anti-dumping, safeguard measures and market organisation law. 2 Partners; 10 fee earners
■ CRRC in a foreign direct investment matter regarding the acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives
■ Kobe Steel with regard to an investigation initiated by the EU commission regarding safeguard measures concerning the import of steel products
■ RWE in two legal proceedings regarding excise taxes on the range of power used for power generation
■ Knorr-Bremse on export control and sanctions matters in the EU
■ Infineon Technologies regarding international trade law issues
Key Clients: Kobe Steel, RWE, Infineon, Knorr-Bremse, ADM, ED&F Man, Südzucker
Contact: Dr Pascal Friton and Dr Roland Stein;
Art and cultural property law: Dr Anna Huttenlauch
Tel: +49 30 214 802 700
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Compliance & Monitoring:
BLOMSTEIN advises in relation to antitrust, procurement, trade and MDB compliance.
4 Partners; 10 fee earners BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising:
■ Gazprom as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the commitments in European Commission Case AT.39816
■ A German engineering company on a World Bank debarment matter
■ Harris as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the implementation of the commitments in European Commission Case M.9234 (Harris/L3)
■ Regular compliance trainings for a number of clients
Key Clients: Anheuser Busch InBev, Gazprom, Vodafone, Zalando
Contact: Dr Anna Huttenlauch and Dr Roland Stein
Tel: +49 30 214 802 700
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]