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Dr Jan Dreyer

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Dr Jan Dreyer is an anti-trust professional with broad experience in European and German anti-trust law. His case load involves high profile merger cases and defending companies and individuals before the Federal cartel office and the EU against anti-trust relevant accusations. Jan challenges anti-trust decisions before authorities and before the European courts as well national courts, including the Federal Supreme Court. He was involved in a number of high profile German and EU merger proceedings. He defended a number of clearance decisions by the Federal Cartel Office against actions by third party interveners before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and the Federal Supreme Court. Jan is regularly involved in internal investigations, leading teams of employment, tender, criminal and commercial specialists. He puts in place and maintains compliance programmes and advises on practical approaches towards risk management. This includes comprehensive audits, dawn raid trainings and mock dawn raids, management and staff trainings - online and offline -, site visits as well as tailoring codes of conducts and best practice guidelines. He advises companies on question of distribution and R&D, specialisation and technology transfer. His industry expertise is inter alia focused on transport including airlines, machinery construction, pharmaceutical and chemical companies as well as waste. He is also an expert in packaging laws.



Within: Antitrust

With a focus on merger control proceedings before German and European authorities, the ‘quick and service-driven’ team at DLA Piper counts a number of renowned companies such as Merck, Burda and Ergo among its clients. Jan Dreyer, counsel Semin O and Brussels-based Bertold Bär-Bouyssière advised BASF on merger control law matters involved in the acquisition of a competitor; in addition to registration in eleven jurisdictions, the instruction also includes proceedings before the European Commission. The firm also advises energy provider EWE on the foundation of a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom with regards to the expansion of the fibre optic network in north-west Germany. It welcomed counsel Enno Ahlenstiel from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Michael Holzhäuser is now with Ashurst LLP.

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