Dr. Michael K. Bergmann

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group Telecommunications
Practice Group

Dr. Michael Bergmann advises domestic and foreign companies on all matters of German and Eu-ropean antitrust law. In addition to representing companies in antitrust, abusive practice and merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) and the European Commission, he also has extensive litigation experience, in particular in the field of cartel damages claims. His work also focuses on regulatory telecommunications law, on which he provides contractual advice as well as representation in court and in administrative proceedings.

Expertise

  • Antitrust law
  • Telecommunications law
  • European Union law

Career

  • Legal studies at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) and Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Research assistance at the Institut für Energie- und Wettbewerbsrecht in der Kommunalen Wirtschaft e. V. (EWeRK) (Institute for Energy and Competition Law in the Municipal Economy), Berlin
  • With Noerr since 2006
  • Admitted to the Berlin chamber of lawyers

References

Selected advisory projects

  • Merger control advice to Deutsche Telekom AG on the acquisition GTS Central Europe
  • Advising public services on the implementation of a broadband offer based on Vectoring technologie and the deployment of a public wifi access network
  • Advising one the world’s largest derived timber products manufacturers in fine proceedings of Federal Cartel Office and in respect of follow-on damages claims by customers
  • Advising Veolia Wasser as (indirect) shareholder of BWB and as intervening party in the cartel proceedings of the Federal Cartel Office against Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) regarding abusive water pricing
  • Advising DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH (German soccer league) with respect to the review by the Federal Cartel Office of granting media rights to matches of the German Soccer League

Selected Publications

  • Keine Rechtsnachfolgefähigkeit eines telekommunikationsrechtlichen Wegerechts/No legal succession for rights of way under telecommunications law, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 24/2015, p. 1763 et seq
  • Verfassungsmäßigkeit der Anordnung der vorläufigen Zahlung eines höheren telekommunikationsrechtlichen Entgelts/Constitutionality of an interim directive to pay higher telecoms fee, comments on Federal Administrative Court ruling of 10.12.2014, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 14/2015, p. 967 et seq.
  • Handbuch Joint Venture (handbook), chapter on antitrust law (with Dr. Kathrin Westermann), 2nd edition, Heidelberg 2015
  • Ein Abgesang auf den Routerzwang? - Plädoyer für eine funktional differenzierende Auslegung der einschlägigen Regelungen/Farewell to router ties? – Call for a funtionally differentiating interpretation of the law (with Pascal Schumacher), in: Multimedia und Recht (MMR), Issue 1/2015, p. 13 et seq.
  • Ermessen bei Regulierungsverfügung/Discretion for regulatory orders, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 15/2014, p. 1037 et seq.
  • Umfang des Diskriminierungsverbots des § 42 II TKG/Scope of the ban on discrimination according to Sec. 42(2) Telecommunications Act, comments on Federal Administrative Court ruling of 19.02.2013, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 7/2013, p. 802 et seq.
  • Röchelruf 2.0 – Notruffunktionalität von VoIP-Diensten nach der TKG-Novelle, Pflichten von VoIP-Anbietern und Risiken ihrer Nichterfüllung/Emergency call functionality of VoiP services under the revised Telecommunications Act, operators’ duties and consequences of incompliance (with Hanno Schaper), in: Multimedia und Recht (MMR), Issue 4/2013, p. 230 et seq.
  • Erstattung von Kosten für vorübergehende Verlegung einer Telekommunikationslinie wegen Straßenerneuerung/Reimbursement of costs for the temporary rerouting of a telecommunications cable due to road refurbishment, comments on Federal Administrative Court ruling of 19.12.2012, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 7/2013, p. 441 et seq.
  • Pflicht zur Überlassung von Teilnehmerdaten an Anbieter von Auskunftsdiensten und Teilnehmerverzeichnissen/Obligation to surrender subscriber data to providers of information services and subscriber directories, comments on Federal Administrative Court ruling of 25.07.2012, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ), Issue 3/2013, p. 145 et seq.