Eckhard Bremer

Hyazinth (Berlin)

Eckhard Bremer joined Hyazinth in 2015 and is a member of the competition law practice. He previously worked as a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Hamburg office. He has been a Rechtsanwalt (German attorney-at-law) since 1989 and became a partner in the then Berlin office in 2001. Eckhard Bremer advises clients on all matters of market-regulating law and public commercial law: merger control, anti-competitive practices control, contract drafting, cartel office abuse proceedings, state aid and regulatory proceedings before the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), state media authorities and other regulatory authorities, public procurement procedures, review proceedings under public procurement law, advising and representing clients in legislative processes. He has extensive experience in supporting new competitors when entering new markets and opening up markets. Eckhard studied law in Freiburg i. Br., Göttingen (Dr. iur., s.c.l.) and at Harvard University, Cambridge/Mass., USA (LL.M. 1987). He was a research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign Private and International Private Law in Hamburg, assistant to Prof. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker (former Chairman of the German Monopolies Commission) and member of the Max-Planck research group "Law & Economics of International Telecommunications" from 1989 to 1996.


4144 Bulletin

Christoph Wunschmann, Eckhard Bremer The German Federal Court clarifies merger control exemption by broadening the scope of the so-called de minimis market exemption (Sulzer/Kelmix)


The German Federal Court of Justice recently published a decision which limits the application of the German merger control regime by broadening the scope of the socalled de minimis market exemption. As a consequence, the number of mergers that are subject to a mandatory filing requirement to (...)

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