Dr Till Steinvorth

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition

Till Steinvorth practices in all aspects of EU and German antitrust and competition law. He has extensive experience in merger control and in cartel proceedings, where he regularly represents clients before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. In addition, Mr Steinvorth advises clients on foreign investment filings with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Before joining Noerr in 2020, Mr Steinvorth headed the German antitrust and competition law practice of an American law firm, and he practiced in several other major European centres, including Berlin, London and Brussels. Mr Steinvorth has been listed among Germany’s “Best Lawyers” by Handelsblatt newspaper, ranked as a “Top Lawyer” for competition law by German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche, and recognised as a “national leader” by Who’s Who Legal. He also teaches antitrust and competition law at FOM Business School.


  • German and European antitrust law
  • German and European merger control
  • Cartel fine procedures
  • Antitrust damages
  • Compliance and internal investigations
  • Investment screening


  • Studies in law at the University of Hamburg and the Université d’Aix-Marseille, 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

Selected Publications

  • 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.
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