Andreas Grünwald

Andreas Grünwald

Education

University of Münster (First State Exam, 1998)
University of Münster (Dr. iur., 2000)
Berlin District Court (Second State Exam, 2002)

Bar Admissions

Germany


Deutsche Version

For more than 15 years, Andreas has been providing substantial antitrust advice on M&A strategy, representing public and private corporations in merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. He has significant experience in coordinating multijurisdictional merger filings involving European, U.S., and Asian authorities. Andreas also counsels his clients on a wide range of operational issues, such as abuse of market dominance, information exchange, vertical agreements, antitrust compliance, and internal investigations. His practice includes antitrust litigation, specifically with regard to cartel damage claims.

Andreas’ practice also focuses on regulatory matters, primarily in the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) sector, where he advises clients on matters such as licensing requirements, access regulation, spectrum issues, platform regulation, youth protection, and price regulation under German and EU laws. This includes the development of public policy strategies and representation before regulatory agencies such as the German Federal Network Agency and in court.

Based in our Berlin and Brussels offices, Andreas heads our German Antitrust practice. He is a member of the Global Antitrust Law practice group and serves as a member of our board of directors.

Outside MoFo, Andreas teaches media and competition law at the University of Münster.

Andreas studied law in Würzburg and Münster (Dr. iur.) and was a research fellow (1996-2000) with Professor Dr. Bernd Holznagel at the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) in Münster; a visiting scholar at the Communications Media Center of New York Law School (1998); and an international fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (1999).

Andreas also served as an expert consultant to the Council of Europe and the European Commission, and he is a founding editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy.

Andreas heads our Antitrust group in Germany and is a member of our Global Antitrust group.

Best Lawyers since 2009: Recommended for Competition / Antitrust, Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Law

JUVE Handbuch since 2016/ 2017: Featured as “leading name” in media competition law

Legal 500 Deutschland since 2017: Recommended in the areas of Antitrust Law, Media/ Entertainment, and Telecommunications for Germany

Chambers Europe 2017: Specifically noted in the area of TMT/Media (“provides clients with expert advice […] in the media sector”)

Chambers Europe 2016: Specifically noted in the area of TMT/Media (“a young and very successful partner”)

JUVE Handbuch 2015/ 2016: Frequently recommended in the category of Media, Technology and Telecommunications and valued as a “highly regarded partner”

Chambers Europe 2015: Particularly noted in the area of TMT/Media for Germany (“absolutely reliable and offers a very high level of service.”)

JUVE Handbuch 2014/ 2015: Valued as “top-notch, more strategic advisor than lawyer”; frequently recommended in the category of Media, Technology and Telecommunications

Best Lawyers Germany 2013: Lawyer of the Year for Media in Berlin

Chambers Europe 2013: “Leading Individual” and particularly noted in the areas of TMT and Competition/European Law for Germany (“Really smart”; “[has] very deep experience. He anticipates problems and advises strategically – he's a very practical expert”)

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