Arthur Braun (admitted Germany 1995, Czech Republic 1997, Slovakia 2010) is one of the founding partners of bpv Braun Partners and head of the competition law practice group. Prior to establishing bpv Braun Partners as a part of bpv LEGAL, focusing on the CEE region and European law, he was a partner with one of the most reputable international law firms, based in Central and Eastern Europe.
Arthur Braun graduated from the University of Passau, Germany, both in law (1992) and political sciences (1993), and also studied at Charles University in Prague, as the first Western law student after the revolution.
Apart from competition law (mainly merger control, cartels and compliance programmes), his main areas of advice are M&A and market start-ups. He advises corporations and industry associations in a large variety of industries and services with some specialisation in energy law.
Since 1999, Arthur Braun has been active as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences HAW Amberg-Weiden, Germany, and also, since 2001, at the Institute for Industrial and Financial Management in Prague, Czech Republic. He has many publications to his name, such as Wirtschaftsrecht der Tschechischen Republik, 6th ed, Prague, 2010, and he is country rapporteur for the IBA antitrust committee and is contributor to various relevant competition law blogs. He speaks English, German, Czech and French.