Peter Stauber, LL.M.

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).


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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