Dr. Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, LL.M., is one of the leading practitioners of competition law in Brussels and Germany with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Admitted to the New York, German and Brussels bars, Bertold currently heads the EU Competition team in Brussels and is an Elected Member of DLA Piper's International Board. He has served as Elected Co-Chair of AmChamEU's Competition Policy Committee since 2017.
Bertold advises at the forefront of competition law developments and represents clients in the EU's and CMA's first ever investigations into "reverse patent settlements" in the pharmaceutical sector ("pay-for delay"). He is currently advising several international clients, institutional stakeholders and foreign Governments in connection with the European Commission's investigations into tax rulings in EU Member States. Over the years, Bertold has gained extensive experience in the application of competition rules in a large variety of industry sectors including chemicals, crop protection, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, gas, electricity, steel, motor vehicles, automotive components, construction equipment, cable television & multimedia, telecommunications, aerospace, satellite launching, tourism, air transport, defence equipment, online gaming, shipbuilding, food processing, fuel card services, financial services and luxury watches. He is also well connected with the political EU stakeholders in Brussels.