Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)

Bertrand Guerin

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)
Lawyer (Associate)

A French qualified lawyer, Bertrand Guerin currently works in the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) practice group. Bertrand was born in Hennebont, France, in 1982. He obtained his legal education at the Universities of Paris I and Paris XIII, Paris, France, while simultaneously studying at the E.M.LYON Business School, where he obtained a Master of Science in Management/Diplôme Grande Ecole. He earned a Master II Degree in European Business Law at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 2006. Before joining Freshfields, Bertrand worked as a trainee at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier in Paris, as well as in non-law firms in Berlin, Paris and London. Bertrand speaks French, English and German.

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58768 Bulletin

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling The German Federal Cartel Office backs further consolidation in the dairy sector by inter alia authorizing the creation of a marketing joint venture between two dairy companies (Humana / Nordmilch / JV)


On 9 June 2009, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) cleared the creation of a marketing joint venture between two dairy companies, Humana Milchindustrie GmbH (Humana) and Nordmilch AG (Nordmilch), that will pool sales of their respective dairy products. 1. Confirmation of settled market definition (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Max Klasse The German Competition Authority clears three different mergers involving six of the largest German banks (Deutsche Bank / Deutsche Postbank / Commerzbank / DresdnerBank / DZ Bank / WGZ Bank)


Background Against the background of increasing global financial turmoil, three major concentrations involving six large German banks (as well as the largest German insurance company) were submitted to the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt - FCO) for clearance between November (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling The German Federal Court of Justice confirms the prohibition of an energy merger considering that the national market for primary sales of electricity is dominated by a duopoly (E.ON / Stadtwerke Eschwege)


In a judgment of 11 November 2008, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) (Federal Court) upheld a previous decision of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Higher Regional Court) which had itself confirmed a decision of the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) blocking E.ON’s plan to (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling The German Federal Court confirms that a change of control must occur on a lasting basis in order to be qualified as a “concentration” but leaves open the question which actions can constitute “gun-jumping” infringements (G+J / RBA)


With its judgment of 11 November 2008, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) (Federal Court) has opened a new chapter in the never ending judicial saga relating to the German edition of the scientific magazine National Geographic, which has already found itself at the centre (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling German merger control regime: An overview


In over 35 years of its existence, the German merger control regime has gained a strong reputation all over the world due to its influential role in post-war Europe, high rate of enforcement and the important place held by the competition authority in charge of its enforcement, the (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling The German Competition Authority prohibits the acquisition of a minority shareholding of 13.75% and orders the divestiture after merger completion (A-TEC Industries / Norddeutsche Affinerie)


On 27 February 2008 the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) prohibited the acquisition by A-TEC Industries AG (A-TEC), a Vienna-based international industrial group, of 13.75 % of the shares in Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA), a publicly listed German manufacturer and recycler of copper. Since (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling The German Federal Cartel Office prohibits further merger of a dominant player in the electricity and gas sector in spite of proposed remedies (RWE / SaarFerngas)


A recent blocking decision against a merger between RWE and SaarFerngas, a Court decision upholding a blocking decision against E.ON (See Dr. Frank Röhling, Bertrand Guerin, The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court upholds a Bundeskartellamt decision blocking an energy merger (E.ON/ Stadtwerke (...)

11514 Review

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling Germany: Recent developments in merger control


The purpose of this article is to highlight the main rules of German merger control in light of the recent decisional practice of the Federal Cartel Office and the case-law of the German courts. Firstly, we will show that German merger control law is applied very widely in practice (for example (...)

Bertrand Guerin, Frank Röhling Germany : Reform of the Competition Act


The German parliament has voted in favour of a reform to the Act against Restraints of Competition which is inter alia aimed at improving the fight against pricing abuses by companies in the energy and food trade sectors. As regards the energy sector, the reform introduces a new section 29 of (...)

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