Alexander Birnstiel

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Alexander advises German and international clients from a large number of industries (including automotive, chemicals, primary and reinsurance, financial services, generic drugs, real estate, IT, food retailing and production, media, pharmaceuticals, sport and steel) on all questions of German and European antitrust and competition law.

He represents clients in cartel, abuse and merger control proceedings (including coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings) before the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission and national and European courts. He also advises clients on antitrust issues associated with digitalisation projects (including setting up and running internet platforms), the interface between antitrust and intellectual property, private enforcement and compliance issues and in dawn raid scenarios.

In European State aid law, Alexander can refer to comprehensive experience and work both for the public sector and private clients (State aid beneficiaries and complainants) including in the area of regional State aid, rescue and restructuring aid and hospital financing.


Admitted to the German bar 1998

Joined Noerr in 1998

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA); Former Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee; Member of the Antitrust Law Committee

American Bar Association (ABA), Antitrust Section

German Antitrust Law Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht)