Regional Law Firm of the Year – Europe (GCR Awards, 2020)
”They are fantastic in both merger control and cartel investigations. I really couldn't say enough good things about them.“ (client, Chambers Europe 2020)
“The firm has cultivated an excellent reputation for its handling of cross-border antitrust litigation and cartel investigations.” (Chambers Global 2020)
Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading premium independent law firms in Germany, with more than 350 lawyers, including 84 partners. Its practice covers all areas of business law. The firm’s lawyers are renowned experts in their respective fields who work in cross-disciplinary teams on integrated legal solutions.
The Gleiss Lutz antitrust practice enjoys a stellar reputation. It has been involved in shaping antitrust law since day one, having played an active role in all major international developments and cases for more than 60 years. The combination of expertise, top-quality advice and a practice-oriented approach makes Gleiss Lutz one of the leading competition practices in Europe.
Cartel investigations: With experience gained from participating in more or less all cartel investigations before the European Commission and many cartel investigations all over the globe over the last years, Gleiss Lutz is the law firm of choice for high-profile cases. Especially in the area of the Commission’s settlement proceedings, the firm is a pioneer.
Abuse proceedings, in particular in the digital economy: Our advisory work develops strongly concern-ing digital issues. Gleiss Lutz was the law firm involved in the first proceedings under the new section 19a of the German Act against Restraints of Competition dominant targeting tech platforms. We are furthermore involved in all other key proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission in the digital sector (claims to data access, standard-essential patents, standard setting or-ganisations) as well as in abuse proceedings, especially in regulated industries. Advice on the new leg-islative initiatives at European and German level and discussions with ministries and authorities in that respect have also formed an important part of our advisory work.
Actions for damages: Gleiss Lutz has been involved in the development of “private enforcement” from the outset. Its leading position is illustrated by its participation in basically all follow-on cases at the German Federal Court of Justice. In actions covering various jurisdictions, Gleiss Lutz plays a strategic and coordinating role, working together with law firms across the globe.
Merger control: Gleiss Lutz is regularly involved in complex cases in Brussels and Germany. In cross-border proceedings, Gleiss Lutz provides strategic advice in the run-up to the acquisition, and coordi-nates the filing of the required notifications worldwide.
Antitrust: Gleiss Lutz’s antitrust practice also has highly regarded experts for compliance matters and for state aid. Because of the significant experience and partner-driven approach to matters, clients reg-ularly retain the services of Gleiss Lutz for international internal investigations, most recently in Brazil, Pakistan, Korea, Turkey and China.
Dr. Petra Linsmeier
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