Anne is an acknowledged competition law expert whose clients value her strong business sense and her pragmatic and results-oriented advice.
Anne, who shares her time between Brussels and Düsseldorf, joined Bird & Bird’s EU & Competition Law Group in early 2010 after 12 years as a partner in a major international law firm in Brussels.
Anne has very substantial experience in German, EU and international merger control and has been involved in a large number of complex Phase 2 cases before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. She regularly advises clients in cartel proceedings and internal cartel investigations. Her practice also covers abuse proceedings as well as advising on the competition law aspects of cooperation, distribution and license agreements.
Many clients seek Anne’s strategic advice and assistance for developing and implementing competition law compliance programmes. Anne has very significant experience in this area and is known for her creative and innovative approach in designing highly customized, interactive and entertaining trainings.
Anne has significant industry expertise in a number of sectors, including automotive, telecommunications and media, healthcare, post and logistics, food and beverages, and energy.
A member of the Düsseldorf bar since 1992, Anne studied law at the universities of Passau, Freiburg im Breisgau and Toulouse and obtained an LL.M. degree in European law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She is fluent in English and French.
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