Julia Schwalm

Julia Schwalm


University of Regensburg (First State Exam, 2004)
University of Regensburg (Dr. jur., 2006)
Appellate Court of Schleswig Holstein (Second State Exam, 2008)

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Julia Schwalm is a counsel at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our litigation practice. She advises and represents clients in complex civil litigation before state courts, with a focus on antitrust damages disputes (“follow-on litigation”).

Ms. Schwalm assists and represents national and international clients in the resolution of large-scale commercial, often cross-border disputes before state courts with a focus on follow-on litigation as well as on technology-based disputes. She advises clients in commercial law and all aspects of distribution law, including dealer and agency agreements and compliance aspects, as well as in product liability matters and internal investigations. She has handled cases in a variety of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, telecommunications, heavy machinery, and banking.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Schwalm worked with a major international law firm in Berlin. From 2003 to 2006 Ms. Schwalm was a research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Civil Procedural Law at the University of Regensburg. During her professional education, she worked for one of the vice presidents of the European Parliament in Brussels and at an international law firm in Spain. 

Representative Matters

  • Representing Deutsche Bahn in connection with all aspects of asserting claims for several hundred million Euros in damages from the railtrack cartel, including in litigation against major European steel producers. This is one of the largest and most complex cartel damages cases in the history of Germany.

  • Defending Deutsche Telekom in civil antitrust litigation concerning an alleged abuse of dominance by maintaining a margin squeeze in the local loop between 1998 and 2003. Eight of Deutsche Telekom’s competitors have claimed a total of more than 600 million Euros in damages, more than in any other civil antitrust litigation in Germany regarding abusive practices.

  • Defending the data protection provisions of a major German bank in litigation brought by a consumer organization.

  • Claiming damages for Katjes, a leading German sweets manufacturer, against members of the German “Sugar Cartel”.

  • Defending a Japanese client against antitrust damages claims and distribution law claims of several millions of €.

  • Continuous representation of an international manufacturer of construction engines in distribution disputes.

  • Representing a shareholder of a leading facility services provider before German courts against the company and its shareholders.

  • Representing a major German aircraft maintenance provider in numerous cross-border litigation matters, some of them leading up to cross-border enforcement of judgments.

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