Till Steinvorth

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Antitrust & Competition
Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
International Trade and Investment Controls
Dawn Raids

Till Steinvorth

Till Steinvorth practices EU and German antitrust and competition law. With more than 15 years of experience practicing law in Germany, Brussels and London, his practice covers the complete range of antitrust and competition law across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. He regularly represents clients before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. Till also advises on compliance matters, on foreign direct investment (FDI) filings and on economic sanctions. Till is a frequent author and speaker on antitrust issues. He is co-author of one of the best known treatises on antitrust law in Germany, “Handbuch des Kartellrechts,” and he gives lectures at the University of Hamburg. Till has been listed as a frequently recommended antitrust lawyer by various publications, including by the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms. Before joining Noerr, Till headed the German antitrust and competition law practice of an American law firm in Düsseldorf for many years. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer at a leading British-German firm.



Studies in law in Hamburg and in Aix-en-Provence (France)
Ph.D. in Law, European University Institute, Florence (Italy)
Lawyer at an international law firm in Duesseldorf
Partner at an American law firm in Duesseldorf
At Noerr since 2020
Admitted to the Duesseldorf Bar Association


  • German Antitrust Law Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.)
  • IBA - International Bar Association


  • “Antitrust@Noerr: Quartals-Briefing Kartellrecht” (Quarterly Update Antitrust Law), 24 Nov. 2022
  • “Foreign Investment Review in Germany: What to expect in 2022”, ICC Webinar, 2 March 2022
  • “Mergers Today and Tomorrow in the United States and Europe”, 12th Annual Antitrust CLE Event, Philadelphia, PA (USA), 8 Dec. 2021
  • “Die Durchsetzung des Leistungsschutzrechts für Presseverleger gegenüber marktbeherrschenden Plattformen” (The Enforcement of the Neighbouring Right for Press Publishers Against Market-Dominating Platforms), Kölner Tage Urheber- und Medienrecht, Cologne, 25 Nov. 2021


  • “Die Durchsetzung des Leistungsschutzrechts für Presseverleger gegenüber marktbeherrschenden Plattformen”, AfP - Zeitschrift für das gesamte Medienrecht 2022
  • “Fusionskontrolluntersuchungen durch die EU-Kommission ohne Anmeldepflicht – neue Herausforderungen für die M&A-Transaktionspraxis”, Betriebs-Berater (BB) 2021, pp. 1666–1672 (co-authored with Jens Peter Schmidt).
  • “Der neue § 39a GWB – Instrument für eine flexiblere Fusionskontrolle?”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW) 2021, pp. 155–160 (co-authored with Lucas Gasser).
  • “Aktuelle Rechtsprechung zur kartellrechtlichen Compliance”, Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (CCZ) 2021, pp. 176–183.
  • Comment on the judgment of the EU General Court of 28 May 2020, Case T-399/16, CK Telecoms UK Investments, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW) 2020, p. 389.
  • “Europäisches Kartellrecht”, in: Göthel (ed.), Grenzüberschreitende M&A-Transaktionen, 5th ed. 2020 (co-authored with Wolfgang Wurmnest).
  • “Neue Wege in der Fusionskontrolle?”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW) 2020, p. 113.
  • “Die deutsche Fusionskontrolle”, in: Wiedemann (ed.), Handbuch des Kartellrechts, 4th ed. 2020.
  • Comment on the order of the Higher Regional Court in Duesseldorf of 26 Aug. 2019, VI-Kart 1/19 (V), “Facebook I”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW) 2019, p. 519.
  • “Prüfung ausländischer Direktinvestitionen in Deutschland: Der Fall Cotesa”, Plattform M&A China/Deutschland, 2018.
  • “Information Exchange & the Extraterritorial Reach of the EU Competition Law”, JCA Journal, No. 731 (May 2018) pp. 57–64 (co-authored with Yoshihiro Takatori, Shinsuke Yakura and Sakon Kuramoto).
  • "Wenn Marktbeherrscher überhöhte Preise fordern dürfen”, Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht (ZWeR) 2017, pp. 303–316.
  • “Schutz für deutsches Know-how: Bundesregierung verschärft Kontrolle ausländischer Investitionen in deutsche Unternehmen”, Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, 17/2017, pp. 3–5.
  • “Bestpreisklausel von Hotelbuchungsportal HRS kartellrechtswidrig”, comment on the judgment of the Higher Regional Court in Duesseldorf of 9 Jan. 2015, VI - Kart 1/14 (V), juris PraxisReport Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht 7/2015 Anm. 5.
  • “Probleme der geografischen Marktabgrenzung”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW) 2014, pp. 924–937.
  • "Deutsche Bahn: Commitments End Margin Squeeze Investigation", Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 5 (2014) pp. 628–630.
  • "Effective Enforcement of Competition Law: Is there a Solution to the Conflict Between Leniency Programmes and Private Damages Actions?", in: Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (2011) pp. 315–326 (co-authored with Cornelis Canenbley).