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Latham & Watkins LLP

Sven Völcker

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Antitrust & Competition




Dr. Völcker, Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' global Antitrust and Competition Practice, advises clients on the full range of competition law issues and represents them before the European Commission and national competition authorities in complex regulatory proceedings. With more than 20 years of experience in competition law, he has successfully handled complex merger, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and has litigated more than 20 cases before the EU courts. Dr. Völcker has extensive experience in a range of industries, in particular aviation and high-tech.


  • English
  • German


  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1996
  • Second State Exam, Hamburg Regional Court of Appeals, 1995
  • Dr. jur., University of Bonn, 1994
  • First State Exam, Cologne Supreme Court, 1991


Competition: EU and global

Within: Leading individuals

Sven Völcker - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Competition: EU and global

Latham & Watkins LLP's Brussels office serves as a hub for the European competition practice, and its team is a regular fixture in industry-shaping mergers, as well as reputationally-sensitive antitrust investigations and litigation. In 2017, Sven Völcker, Michael Esser and others assisted Lufthansa with obtaining EU clearance of its acquisition of a substantial part of Air Berlin’s business. In addition, Joshua Holian and Luca Crocco were part of the international group that acted for Broadcom on the global merger control aspects of its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems for $5.9bn.  On the behavioural side, in a matter involving the interface between EU competition law and digital goods/online platforms, Lars KjĂžlbye is leading the advice to Valve Software on the EC's investigation into alleged geo-blocking practices by video games publishers. Matteo Bay and Javier Ruiz Calzado are also recommended. Adrien Giraud joined from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

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