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Jones Day


Philipp Werner focuses on German and EU competition law, State aid law, and the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR). He has extensive experience advising clients in EU, German, and multi-jurisdictional merger control matters. He also advises on antitrust compliance, including internal investigations and audits, compliance programs, and compliance training. A major part of his practice relates to EU and German cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and counselling. Philipp is a recognized leader for high-profile State aid cases, advising and representing government and public bodies, aid beneficiaries, and third parties in particular in EU Commission investigations and before the European and national courts. Philipp leads the Firm’s FSR Task Force and is advising clients on FSR compliance, assessment of notification requirements, and notifications in M&A and public procurement cases. Philipp serves clients across a variety of sectors, in particular IT and telecom, energy, chemical, transport and infrastructure, as well as life sciences and health care industries.

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Germany > Public sector > State aid

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Jones Day‘s cross-location EU state aid practice counts large German and European companies as well as state ministries among its client base and regularly acts for them in state aid and notification proceedings before the European Commission. Due to ancillary antitrust competencies, the team is adept at examining various state aid cases on both the plaintiff and defendant side as well as in competitor lawsuits. In this context, practice head Philipp Werner‘s expertise is particularly valued, who, in addition to his litigation skills, also advises on state aid compliance pertaining to restructuring, public tenders and privatisation.

Germany > Antitrust

Jones Day‘s comprehensively covers all aspects of German and EU antitrust law and advises on merger control proceedings as well as on matters at the interface between state aid and investment law in connection with FDI procedures. The expertise in the contentious sphere includes cartel damages and abuse proceedings; this is complemented with competencies in fine proceedings, compliance and support during official investigations. Among the key contacts are Carsten Gromotke (merger control and abuse proceedings), Jürgen Beninca (fine proceedings and cartel damages), Philipp Werner (merger control and state aid law) in Brussels, Johannes Zöttl (cartel damages and compliance) and Kevin Wilcock, who is experienced in antitrust transaction support.