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Michael Klöcker

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EU and Competition Law


Partner, Head of Competition law


Michael Klöcker is a partner in Competition law and has vast experience in EU and Danish competition law and advises particularly on dominant enterprises, anti-competitive agreements, merger control, state aid, dawn raids and compliance as well as training. Moreover, Michael provides advice within a number of regulated markets, including especially within telecoms. Finally, he advises on issues of administrative law.

Michael has profound industry-specific knowledge of and experience in the telecom, TV and media markets, including issues of marketing law, consumer law and telecom regulation and the development of new services within the telecom and media industries as well as relating legal issues. In addition, Michael Klöcker has been involved in several transactions and projects in the telecom and IT industries, including acquisitions and the set-up of cooperative joint ventures. Michael Klöcker has acted for clients such as Telia, KMD, Divisionsforeningen (the Association of Danish elite football clubs), Nets and Post Danmark.

Furthermore, Michael provides advice on all aspects of administrative law, including case processing and authority issues as well as administrative review. He has extensive experience in conducting proceedings before public authorities, including complaints boards and dispute resolution boards.

He is a part-time lecturer in administrative law at the University of Copenhagen.


The University of Copenhagen, Master of Law, 2003
The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, 2001


EU and competition

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Michael Klöcker - DLA Piper Denmark

Within: EU and competition

DLA Piper Denmark's department is jointly led by Michael Klöcker and Torkil Høg, who head up the procurement and competition elements respectively. In a recent highlight, Klöcker advised Visma on merger control issues pertaining to its acquisition of Bluegarden. Noteworthy practitioners for procurement matters include René Offersen and Kurt Bardeleben. The firm merged with Delacour in 2018 and has been strengthened by the addition of Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen to the team. The firm's merger in 2018 added Rune Hamborg to the team.

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Within: Telecoms

DLA Piper Denmark regularly acts for TDC with recent matters including handling its investment in cloud solutions provider Cloudeon. Key practitioners include group leader René Offersen, who is an expert in disputes and procurement matters; Sebastian Ingversen, who specialises in commercial issues; and Michael Klöcker, who focuses on competition law. Vodafone and TeliaSonera are also key clients.

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