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Dr Kathrin Westermann

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Antitrust & Competition; Intellectual Property & Media


Dr. Kathrin Westermann, based in Berlin, is an experienced specialist in all aspects of German and European antitrust law. She represents clients of most diverse industries in cartel, abuse and merger control proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission as well as in court. She also has long lasting experience in dawn raid scenarios. In recent years, her practice is further focussed on claims for antitrust damages. In telecommunications law, Dr. Kathrin Westermann advises media- and telecommunications companies comprehensively on regulatory matters from the development of infrastructure up to Rates Regulation. Dr. Kathrin Westermann began her career 1997 in a major German law firm. In addition, she worked for four years at the German Federal Cartel Office.


Worked for four years with the German Federal Cartel Office (in particular with the legal department). Joined Noerr in 2002; Partner since 2006.


Speaks German (native language), English


Antitrust Research Association


Educated at the Universities of Berlin (FU) and Vienna (Austria); PhD at University of Gottingen.



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Noerr regularly handles complex merger control proceedings before the German and European authorities. It is also active in contentious cases, compliance matters and issues under distribution antitrust law. Helge Heinrich and Volker Land advised J.C. Flowers & Co. on merger control and state aid law issues concerning the structuring and execution of the acquisition of shares in HSH Nordbank as part of a bidding process, while Alexander Birnstiel acted for Bahlsen in an appeal against a ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf relating to confectionary antitrust proceedings and the corresponding decision to impose a fine. The practice is also active at the interface between data protection and product liability law: Alexander Birnstiel advises an international car manufacturer on the configuration of the technical infrastructure of connected driving. In the area of actions for damages, a noteworthy instruction is Kathrin Westermann’s defence of DAF Trucks as a result of the lorry cartel. Michael Bergmann joined Raue PartmbB in September 2018.

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