McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)

Daniel von Brevern

McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)
Lawyer (Partner)

Daniel von Brevern focuses his practice on competition / antitrust law, with particular emphasis on merger control, cartel proceedings and European state aid. Daniel has represented a number of clients before both the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. He has a wealth of experience across a number of industries, including financial services, energy, pharmaceutical/health care and automotive. Daniel frequently publishes in leading legal journals and speaks at conferences. He teaches merger control at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.


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51988 Bulletin

Daniel von Brevern The German Federal Court of Justice rules that a public undertaking offering public domain for rent must hold tender proceedings in order to comply with both freedom of competition and public welfare ("Zulassungsstelle / Schilderpräger")


Background In Germany, the owner of a new or used automobile is obliged to register the vehicle with the registration office (“Zulassungsstelle”), which is part of the local public administration. Once a vehicle is registered, the owner is entitled to attach license plates to the vehicle. Since (...)

Anneke Schuchardt, Daniel von Brevern The German NCA publishes a new Leniency Program


Background On 15 March 2006 the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office, “FCO”) published a new notice on the immunity from and reduction of fines in cartel cases (“Leniency Programme”), which replaces the previous notice from 2000 (“Leniency Notice 2000”). The possibility to grant immunity or (...)

Daniel von Brevern The German Federal Court of Justice holds that the rights holder of the Bundesliga football matches did not abuse of its dominant position by asking a radio to pay a fee for live broadcasting (Ligaverband)


Background The plaintiff operates a local radio station in Hamburg. The defendant, the Ligaverband, holds the marketing rights for all football matches of the Bundesliga, the German football league. Until 2001, the plaintiff broadcasted during its regular programmes short live reports from (...)

Daniel von Brevern The German Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg supports the German government’s attempt to make recovery of unlawful State aid more effective (Kvaerner Warnow Werft)


Background The Member States of the European Union are required to recover unlawful (i.e. non notified) State aid following a negative decision by the European Commission (“Commission”), declaring an aid incompatible with the common market. Under German law, the Verwaltungsakt (administrative (...)

Daniel von Brevern The German Competition Authority holds that a so-called occasional promotion is an abuse of market power and imposes a fine for unfair competition (Schlecker)


Background Under EC Council Regulation n° 1/2003, of 16 December 2002, on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (OJEU L 1, 4 january 2003, p. 1-25), the Member States are not precluded from adopting and applying on their territory national (...)

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