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Practice Areas

Andreas' practice focuses on European competition law spanning merger control and joint venture cases, antitrust compliance and investigations of anti-competitive behaviour, as well as competition litigation before the EU courts.

Andreas also specialises in EU state aid and regulatory procedures, including in the context of privatisations and most recently in respect of the European Commission’s focus on state aid breaches through member states’ tax measures.

With over 15 years’ experience of working with the European Commission and other EU institutions, he has a very solid understanding of EU priorities and processes. He heads our Brussels antitrust group and also oversees our EU regulatory and public affairs practice, which advises clients at the interface of law, politics and business.

Andreas is part of Freshfields’ Connected Innovation initiative advising on the development and implementation of legal technology in client solutions for compliance and legal operations. He also serves as global Technology & Innovation Partner, overseeing the firm’s own digital transformation and innovation programmes.

Andreas works in German, English and French.

Professional Memberships

Düsseldorf and Brussels (E-list) Bars.


Law degree and doctoral degree (Dr. jur.) from University of Freiburg, LL.M. degree from Columbia University Law School (New York).