Antitrust Law and Merger Control

We advise German and international enterprises on European and German antitrust law, German and European merger control law and on European state aid law. We have particular expertise regarding distribution systems and in the handling of antitrust and fine proceedings.

We have particular experience in distribution systems, supervision of antitrust suits and proceedings for administrative fines, as well as on European state aid law.

The solutions developed by our team are particularly creative. We provide prompt assistance during dawn raids and advise on the further course of action, such as leniency applications. Our clients benefit from the fact that, where necessary, we cooperate closely with colleagues from other fields of law, e.g. corporate, litigation and employment law. This enables us to promptly identify and swiftly realise solutions for our clients that are optimal in all respects.

Our range of advice in the field of antitrust law and merger control includes, inter alia:

  • merger control proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
  • coordination of international merger control proceedings in collaboration with leading law firms in all other jurisdictions
  • antitrust and fine proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
  • representation before the German and European courts in connection with merger control proceedings and antitrust proceedings
  • European state aid law
  • civil disputes concerning antitrust matters before the ordinary courts of law and arbitration tribunals
  • compliance training and audits
  • on-site advice during dawn raids
  • contract structuring, in particular in matters concerning distribution cartel law as well as in cooperations and joint ventures
  • European state aid law

Please also read our article "Cooperation amongst investigators can be advantageous to cartel sinners" and our current newsletter on antitrust law.

Dr. Andrés Martin-Ehlers, LL.M.


60306 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 69 707968 182
Telefax: +49 69 707968 111

Dr. Maxim Kleine


Telephone: +49 221 2091 423
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333

Gert Dittert


Telephone: +49 221 2091 201
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333