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Douglas Lahnborg's practice focuses on EU and UK Antitrust and Competition Law.
Douglas has represented clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority for more than 20 years in all areas of competition law. He provides multinational clients with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including merger control, abuse of dominance, private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He founded our Brussels office.
Douglas has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, including software, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, defence and national security.Douglas features in both the Chambers UK and Chambers Europe editions where he is recognised as a leading antitrust and competition practitioner. He is known for being "skilled, easy to work with and very service-minded" Douglas is also ranked as a leading competition lawyer in Legal 500.
Finding a niche to combine his passion for international law and competition law, Till Steinvorth is a partner in Orrick’s Antitrust & Competition practice group in Düsseldorf. He has practiced in several other major European centers, including Berlin, London and Brussels, and he received his PhD in Italy. It was there when his interest in European law was piqued and that brought him to the area of competition law.
Till practices in all aspects of competition, including mergers, compliance, cartels, litigation, abuse of dominance, among others – but his interest in antitrust damages claims has become a highlight of his practice. For example, he has brought an action for damages against the members of the German "sugar cartel" on behalf of a manufacturer of sweets and confectionary. This is one of the very first damages actions in Germany where the members of a cartel are being sued to disclose information for calculating the quantum of damages. Cartel investigations are also a centerpiece of his practice, including several matter where he has represented multinational companies in cartel investigations before the European Commission or the German Federal Cartel Office.
Till also pursues international trade and compliance matters, including matters involving foreign investment filings in Germany. He teaches competition law at the FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management in Essen.
Till has been ranked by leading German business daily Handelsblatt among "Germany's Best Lawyers" for competition law (2020). He has also been ranked as top competition lawyer 2019 by the German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche.