GCR 100 - 15th Edition

Oppenländer

23 March 2015

Germany

Oppenländer has competition practices in Stuttgart and Munich. The four-partner group is led by Stuttgart-based Who’s Who Legal nominee Albrecht Bach, alongside partner Andreas Hahn. The firm has a reputation for being well-versed in handling competition litigation work. Hahn acted for EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg before the ECJ in a precedent-setting case regarding access to documents. EnBW sought information from members of the gas insulated switchgear cartel in order to bring follow-on damages but the court said there was a “general presumption” that documents should remain confidential.

In Germany Oppenländer is preparing claims for damages arising from the rail manufacturers’ cartel on behalf of more than 30 transport operators including BVG, Berlin’s main public transport provider. It is also helping incumbent gas company GASAG in its bid to continue using Berlin’s public infrastructure to deliver gas to households. The Association of German Savings Banks is a longstanding client. The firm acted for it in an FCO investigation of fees for debit card payments, eventually agreeing on a settlement.

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