Peter Stauber, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs

Peter Stauber has vast experience in the handling and coordinating of parallel merger control proceedings (multi-jurisdictional filings) worldwide. He also advises companies on antitrust-law compliance matters, such as the establishment of compliance systems, internal investigations and follow-up measures such as the filing of leniency applications and advice on antitrust proceedings. Peter Stauber also advises companies on the judicial enforcement of and defence against antitrust claims (private enforcement).

Expertise

  • Merger control (European Union, Germany, Hungary, and coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings worldwide)
  • European, German, Hungarian antitrust law
  • Competition compliance and internal investigations
  • Private enforcement of antitrust law, in particular antitrust damage claims

Career

  • Legal studies at University of Berlin, ELTE Budapest (Hungary), KU Leuven (Belgium), and TU Dresden (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2007
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • AVX Corporation: Acquisition of Transportation, Sensing & Controls division from TT Elec-tronics plc
  • Truck manufacturer: Defense against antitrust damage claims in Germany following from antitrust proceedings of the European Commssion
  • Rocket Internet: Continuous advice on merger control issues in connection with venture capital investments, investors’ funding rounds, and exits
  • Danpower: Defending the company in antitrust proceedings by the Federal Cartel Office for the allegedly abusive behavior in the supply of district heating services in various German markets
  • Wholesaler of sanitary and heating products: Representation in a cartel investigation by the Federal Cartel Office concerning alleged price fixing agreements and exchange of competi-tively relevant information
  • AIDA Cruises / Costa Crociere: Continuous advice on European and German antitrust law in connection with agency agreements and disputes with travel agencies
  • Immofinanz: Merger control advice concerning the acquisition of sole control over the com-petitor CA Immo with merger review proceedings in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic
  • Volkswagen Financial Services: European merger control advice on the establishment of a joint venture with Logpay Financial Services in the fuel card business

Memberships

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section Antitrust
  • DICO – German Institute for Compliance
  • International Competition Network (Non-Governmental Advisor for the Federal Cartel Office)

Selected Publications

  • More uncertainty due to legal clarity? Annotation to ECJ, judgment of 7 September 2017, C-248/16 – Austria Asphalt, scheduled for publication in ZWeR 2/2018
  • New rules for mergers in the digital economy in Germany, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, 02/2018
  • Commentary on the European Merger Control Regulation in: European Competition Law – A Case Commentary, (ed. Weijer VerLoren van Themaat/Berend Reuder), Edward Elgar, 2018, (jointly with Prof. Dr. Karsten Metzlaff)
  • Claiming for Antitrust Damages in Germany after the implementation of the EU Directive on Antitrust Damage“, Global Competition Litigation Review, 4/2017, p. 186 et seq.
  • International Comparative Legal Guides, Vertical Agreements/Dominance, Germany chapter, 2017
  • Global Legal Insights: Merger Control, Germany chapter, 2017
  • Selected topics of the new antitrust damages law – damages, passing-on, joint and several liability and contribution claims, NZKart 2017, 279 et seq.
  • News on the „genuine“ commercial agent, NZKart 2015, 423 et seq.
  • Corporate transactions in antitrust proceedings after the 8th Amendment of the ARC – What is the current status, ZIP 2015, p. 2297 et seq.
  • The European Draft Directive on Antitrust Damage Claims and its Potential Consequences for German Law, in: Global Competition Litigation Review 1/2014, p. 23 et seq.
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