Hartmut Schneider practices antitrust law primarily before US agencies and courts. He has an extensive background in securing merger clearance for transactions in a diverse range of industries. He also regularly counsels clients on legal issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, as well as on the compliance of joint ventures, other horizontal cooperation agreements and vertical distribution agreements with the antitrust laws. Qualified to practice in the United States and Germany, Mr. Schneider worked in the Antitrust and Competition Department of the firm's Brussels and Berlin offices and has years of hands-on experience working on both sides of the Atlantic.
Mr. Schneider currently serves as a member of the 2018 MLex Advisory Board and on the Council of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. Previously, he served as co-chair of the section's Intellectual Property Committee (2016–2018), of the ABA Spring Meeting (2013–2015), as a member of the section's Long Range Planning and Nominating Committees, and as the assistant to the chair of the section.
LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 2000; Second State Exam, Berlin, Court of Appeals, 1999; Doctorate in Law, University of Freiburg, 1997; First State Exam, University of Freiburg, 1996; Licence en droit, University of Paris X - Nanterre, 1993