Michael provides advice in all aspects of German and European competition law, particularly in the areas of merger control, antitrust investigations, abuse of dominance and contractual competition restraints. Over many years he represented prominent clients in complex merger control and antitrust proceedings at the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission, as well as in national and European Courts. His practice focuses on companies that are active in the areas of media and technology, financial services/private equity, building materials, chemicals, and leisure and consumer products. Furthermore he has specialist expertise in US related competition law matters.
Michael studied law at the University of Bonn and Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, USA. He graduated as Dr jur with a competition law thesis on the abuse of dominance in technology markets with network effects.
Between 1999 and 2007, Michael worked with another leading international law firm in Cologne and Washington, DC, before joining Taylor Wessing’s Düsseldorf office in 2007 as a partner. He regularly publishes articles and lectures on various subjects of antitrust and merger control law.
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