Dr Henner Schläfke

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in banking and capital markets law
Practice Group: Class & Mass Action Defense
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition

Henner Schlaefke represents national and international clients in litigation before state courts. He specialises in disputes relating to antitrust damages claims and has experience in de-fending cartelists against follow-on claims and setting up structured projects for companies claiming damages. Apart from this, Henner advises on banking and capital investment law and represents clients in this area and defends banks against mass claims and collective actions.


  • Litigation
  • Banking and capital investment law
  • Antitrust damages
  • Defense against collective actions


  • Studied law at Humboldt University of Berlin and Queen Mary College, University of London (UK)
  • Legal traineeship at a litigation law firm in Berlin and a leading international law firm in New York (USA)
  • At Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • DAF Trucks / Paccar in the defence against numerous antitrust damages claims brought before German courts
  • National Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR): Defense against antitrust damages claims in connection with retailers’ charges for electronic cash
  • Kapsch TrafficCom & CTS eventim: Advice following the winding up of the German small vehicle tolling system
  • Cemex: Defense against the antitrust damages claim brought by CDC Cartel Damages Claims


  • Recommended for Antitrust Law and Financial Services Litigation in Legal500 Germany (2021)
  • Recognized for Litigation and Arbitration and Mediation in Best Lawyers® (2020), Germany


  • German Lawyers’ Association (DAV)
  • German Banking Law Association – Academic Society for Banking Law (BrV)
  • German antitrust research association Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Selected Publications

  • Die Europäische Verbandsklage – Grundzüge der politischen Einigung auf einen Richtlinienentwurf und Ausblick, in PHi 2020, S. 164 ff. (jointly with Dr. Tobias B. Lühmann)
  • The German Federal Court of Justice provides guidance on assessment of effects in damage cases (Rail cartel), Concurrences e-Competitions Bulletin December 2018
  • Kläger ohne Einfluss auf Verfahren – Bundestag beschließt Musterfeststellungsklage mit wesentlichen Änderungen (with Dieter Hettenbach), Börsenzeitung, 21 July 2018
  • Vermögensbindung in der Kapitalgesellschaft & Co. KG als haftungsbeschränkter Personengesellschaft, Studien zum Handels-, Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsrecht, volume 147, 2013