Robert Pahlen

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Counsel
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition
Practice Group: Financial Services Regulation

Robert Pahlen advises German and international clients on all issues of German and European antitrust law, especially in antitrust, abuse and merger control proceedings by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, as well as in filing and defending against antitrust damage claims (private enforcement). He also has extensive experience in supporting companies during internal investigations and antitrust compliance programmes.

He focuses in particular on the financial services, health care & life sciences and retail sectors. He is also the co-author of Das Kartellrecht der Bankgeschäfte, in Schwintowski (Ed.), Bankrecht, 5th ed. 2018 (Carl Heymanns Verlag).

Expertise

  • German and European antitrust law
  • Merger control
  • Cartel investigations
  • Enforceability of and defence against antitrust claims
  • Focus: Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care & Life Sciences, Retail

Career

  • Legal studies at the University Potsdam (Germany)
  • Research assistant at the professorial chair for Civil Law, Commercial & Economic Law (Prof. Dr. Tobias Lettl, LL.M. (EUR)) at the Law Faculty of the University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2014
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Memberships

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.

Selected Publications

  • Das Kartellrecht der Bankgeschäfte (with Fabian Badtke), in: Schwintowski (Ed.), Bankrecht, 5th ed., Cologne 2018, Chapter 24 (pp. 1281-1456)
  • More uncertainty through legal clarity? – The application of the full-function criterion in European merger control. Case note on ECJ, judgment of 7. 9. 2017 – Case C-248/16 – Austria Asphalt (with Peter Stauber), in: Journal of Competition Law (ZWeR), 2/2018, pp. 211 et seq.
  • ICLG - The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2018 (2nd Ed.) - A practical cross-border insight into vertical agreements and dominant firms (Chapter 8), (with Peter Stauber), in Global Legal Group, pp. 51 et seq.
  • ICLG - The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2017 (1st Ed.) - A practical cross-border insight into vertical agreements and dominant firms (Chapter 8), (with Peter Stauber), in Global Legal Group, pp. 49 et seq.
  • Anmerkung zu BKartA, „Bundeskartellamt sanktioniert vertikale Preisbindung bei LEGO“, Pressemitteilung v. 12.01.2016, in: ZVertriebsR 2016, 133 seq.
  • Anmerkung zu OLG Frankfurt a.M., Urt. v. 22.12.2015 – 11 U 84/14 (Kart) – Plattformverbot für Markenrucksäcke (with Hanno Schaper), in: ZVertriebsR 2016, 123 seq.
  • "Signalling" und das Kartellverbot – öffentliche Verlautbarungen im Fokus der Kartellbehörden (with Dr. Oliver Vahrenholt), in: Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht (ZWeR), 4/2014, pp. 442 et seq.
  • Urheberrecht der Fotografen (with Wolf Buchholz), in: Castendyk (Ed.), Fotorecht. Recht der Aufnahme, Gestaltung und Verwertung von Bildern, 2nd ed., Berlin 2012, pp. 59 et seq.