Georg M. Berrisch has retired from Baker Botts. He is recognized as one of the most experienced and effective litigators before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU. He is known for vigorously defending the interests and rights of his clients and for developing effective legal and political strategies in complex contentious proceedings before the European Commission and other EU institutions, in areas such as competition, state aid and trade. In competition matters, Georg Berrisch has represented clients before the EU Commission and national competition authorities in merger control proceedings as well as cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Dr. Berrisch has litigated nearly 200 cases over the past several years before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU. He is a former student of the McGill University (LL.M., 1991), of the University of Passau (Dr. jur., summa cum laude, 1991) and of the University of Passau (First State Exam, 1986). He is admitted to the German Bar (1989) and to the Brussels Bar. Furthermore, he is a member of the Permanent Delegation of the CCBE to the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Antitrust Lawyers Association) and of the Advisory Board to the editors of the EuZW (the leading German legal publication on EU economic law). Georg has started a career as a photographer, see his book and exhibition "Antitrust in Home Office He is also the founder and the owner of Georg Berrisch EU consultancy, based in Brussels.
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