BLOMSTEIN

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Number of partners: 4

Number of lawyers: 14 (including partners) plus 4 specialist advisors

Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish


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, healthcare, financial industries, 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.


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Public Procurement Law/Government Contracts:

BLOMSTEIN supports through all phases of public procurement and provides comprehensive advice on litigation and procurement compliance matters.

2 Partners; 11 fee earners (including partners) BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising/representing:

■ Amprion on public procurement law issues in an award procedure regarding certain power plants (so called “besondere netztechnische Betriebsmittel”)

■ 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) in a public procurement law matter

■ A major European infrastructure company in two procedures before the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf and the Higher Regional Court Hamburg

■ FSG in the public procurement procedure of the German Armed Forces regarding the procurement of two fleet tankers 707

Key Clients: Amprion, BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), FSG, German Naval Yards, Hochtief Solutions, juris, Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM, KfW (Germany’s development bank), Thermo Fisher

Contact: Dr Pascal Friton and Dr Roland Stein

Tel: +49 30 214 802 700

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]


Antitrust & Competition:

2 Partners; 7 fee earners (including partners) BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising/representing:

■ 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) and in the EU Commission phase II review in Alstom/Bombardier

■ Gazprom as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the commitments in European Commission Case AT.39816

■ EDEKA Group in follow-on damages claims

■ 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 complaint procedures before the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf against German Federal Cartel Office commitment decisions regarding a joint venture of EWE/Telekom

■ MAN Energy Solutions on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of H-TEC Systems, a leading provider of hydrogen technology solutions (multi-jurisdictional filing in a number of jurisdictions worldwide)

Key Clients: Anheuser Busch InBev, Axel Springer, Boerse Stuttgart, CRRC, EDEKA, Essity/BSN, Facebook, Gazprom, German Naval Yards, one of the world-leading e-commerce platforms, Vodafone

Contact: Dr Anna Blume 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 and excise taxes, export control and sanctions, foreign direct investment control (FDI), trade compliance, art and cultural property law as well as WTO, anti-dumping, safeguard measures and market organisation law.

2 Partners; 14 fee earners (including partners) BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising/representing:

■ CRRC in a foreign direct investment matter regarding the acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives

■ First Sensor in an FDI application concerning the acquisition of its shares by TE Connectivity, including the negotiations with the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

■ On the FDI aspects of the acquisition of MHP Holding and their German subsidiaries by FSN Capital

■ BMW on customs related issues

■ Vattenfall in energy and electricity tax law matters

■ The German Federal Government on a public contract in the context of an FDI application

■ 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 various international trade law issues

Key Clients: ADM, BMW, CRRC, ED&F Man, Infineon, Knorr-Bremse, RWE, Südzucker, Vattenfall

Contact: Dr Pascal Friton and Dr Roland Stein;

Art and cultural property law: Dr Anna Blume 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; 14 fee earners (including partners)

BLOMSTEIN’s recent highlights include advising/representing:

■ 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

■ 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)

■ Harris as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the implementation of the commitments in European Commission Case M.9234 (Harris/L3)

■ London Stock Exchange Group as part of the Monitoring Trustee Team to monitor the commitments in the European Commission Case M.9564 (LSEG/Refinitiv)

■ Regular compliance trainings for a number of clients

Key Clients: Anheuser Busch InBev, E.ON, Gazprom, Harris, Vodafone, Zalando

Contact: Dr Anna Blume Huttenlauch and Dr Roland Stein

Tel: +49 30 214 802 700

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP
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Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP


Hans-Joachim Prieß
Senior Statespeople
Pascal Friton
Up and Coming
Roland M Stein
Band 3
Other Lawyers

Anna Blume Huttenlauch

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Senior Statespeople
Hans-Joachim PrießPublic Law: Public Procurement/PPP
Band 3
Roland M SteinPublic Law: Public Procurement/PPP
Band 5
Max KlasseCompetition/European Law
Up and Coming
Pascal FritonPublic Law: Public Procurement/PPP

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