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Michael Engel

White & Case (London)

Michael Engel is a partner with White & Case where he works in the global Antitrust practice, based in London. He represents clients before the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. Michael advises on the full spectrum of competition law, in particular UK, EU, German and multi-jurisdictional merger control, cartels, State aid and compliance as well as foreign direct investment matters. Michael has extensive experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional merger reviews. His contentious experience includes advising clients in the context of cartel and state aid investigations, as well as follow-on damages actions before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal and national EU Member State courts and appeals of European Commission decisions to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Michael is routinely recognised as a leading antitrust practitioner, including by Chambers and Partners, Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500. He is a non-governmental advisor to the CMA in the International Competition Network and co-chair of the London chapter of the German Competition Lawyers Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht).

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Tilman Kuhn, Michael Engel, Jia Liu The EU Court of Justice confirms the possibility of two separate fines for gun-jumping and non-notification, and holds that transferring the possibility of exercising decisive influence over the target may amount to an implementation of a concentration (Altice)


On 9 November 2023, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") confirmed that the European Commission ("EC") was right to impose two separate fines on Altice for breaching standstill rules and failing to notify its acquisition of PT Portugal, but lowered the fine for failure to notify by €3.1 (...)

James Killick, Axel Schulz, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Irina Trichkovska, Marc Israel, Jérémie Marthan, Jean-Luc Champy, Michael Engel, Kate Kelliher, Nina Frie, Jia Liu The EU Commission starts implementing the Foreign Subsidies Regulation which creates a mechanism to screen transactions involving investors who have received financial support from third countries


The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation took effect on 12 July 2023 to much fanfare. We take a look at the top five things PE funds need to know when considering acquisitions with a European footprint. The Foreign Subsidies Regulation ("FSR") is the European Commission’s attempt to level the (...)


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