About Me

I am a partner in competition law. I specialize in transactions, commercial disputes, IP, IT and compliance. My sector focus is on the automotive supply industry, tech & comms, consumer electronics and on regulated industries. I strive to add value to my client's businesses by providing legal advice that can be used to achieve measurable business objectives.

Having worked In-house as a Compliance Officer for a German technology powerhouse, I am conscious of the challenges that arise from managing your daily business, budgets and, last but not least, external counsel. I try to keep my language plain, no matter how complex the case – providing advice that can be used back-to-back towards your internal client at predictable costs. This includes transactional work (merger control; FDI) commercial and IP disputes and litigation, R&D, cooperation and license agreements, (online) distribution, cartel damages claims, investigations (internal/external) and compliance.

Apart from private practice, I have an engagement as external compliance advisor to a major US-based industry association which helps me to stay on top of latest developments mainly in the mobility sector. I publish regularly and organize various trainings and events, including on-site. I also actively promote the firm's legal tech offering, including e.g., a modular risk & compliance scanner, as well as a "red-button" dawn raid alarm system and app (in cooperation with safeReach).

Holding a doctorate in law from the university of Münster and an intermediate diploma in competition economics from the university of Bayreuth, I am a member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, the association of German competition lawyers.
Experience
  • Advising Fuyao Glass Industry Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of SAM Automotive Group.
  • Assisting a manufacturer of branded goods in an investigation by the German competition authority regarding online sales restrictions.
  • Representing Huawei before the Court of Justice of the EU in its landmark Huawei/ZTE decision.
  • Developing a state-of-the art selective distribution system for an international luxury brand.
  • Advising the automotive seating business of Johnson Controls on the global merger filings for the acquisition of Keiper Recaro et al.
  • Compliance Officer at a major German industrial company, thyssenkrupp.
Education

Studied

  • Legal studies with two state examinations and a doctoral degree in law at the University of Münster
  • Intermediate examination (Vordiplom) in economics at the University of Bayreuth

Admissions

  • Member of the Düsseldorf bar
  • Admitted for practice at all German Regional and Higher Regional Courts
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Top Lawyer Antitrust, 2022

WirtschaftsWoche

Very pragmatic, focused on the overall strategy, and has a quick grasp of matters and a deep understanding of legal and economic details.

Global Head of Dispute Resolution for an international telecoms provider

Knowledgeable, approachable and persuasive as a person and always able to explain complex processes in a simple way; brings the case to the optimal solution.

Head of Litigation for a global technology leader

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