Peter Meyer

Simmons & Simmons (Dusseldorf)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peter has specialised in intellectual property law and competition law matters for more than 15 years.

His expertise covers all contentious and non-contentious issues of intellectual property and antitrust law. Peter’s particular focus is on international and national patent litigation, and advising on antitrust law questions at the interface with IP rights.

Peter’s clients are mainly from the life sciences and TMT sectors. They include a major European life sciences company, a US medical device manufacturer as well as Asian and US electronics, telecom and IT companies.

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Articles

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Charles Bankes, Koen Platteau, Ombline Ancelin, Peter Broadhurst, Peter Meyer, Satyen Dhana The EU Commission publishes its decision in a gun-jumping case (Alice / PT Portugal)

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On 24 April 2018, the European Commission (Commission) fined Altice NV (Altice) €124.5m for breaching both Article 4(1) and 7(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the EU Merger Regulation or EUMR). Article 4(1) EUMR contains the “notification requirement” under which relevant transactions (...)

Martin Gramsch, Peter Meyer The Düsseldorf District Court rules on the requirements of an antitrust defence against an SEP holder in light of the ECJ’s judgment in Huawei / ZTE (SISVEL / Haier)

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A strict approach to applying the principles established in Huawei/ZTE, in particular as regards the prompt provision of security and a statement of account of past use, resulted in the defendant losing the right to raise a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) defence. In detail (...)

Martin Gramsch, Peter Meyer The Regional Court of Potsdam finds a clause in the procurement terms of a German municipality requiring liquidated damages of 15% to be paid if the supplier participates in anti-competitive behaviour to be unlawful (Suppliers of fire engines)

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The German courts are grappling with the legality of clauses intended to agree liquidated damages where one of the parties is involved in a cartel. The Regional Court of Potsdam has recently found a clause in the procurement terms of a German municipality which requires liquidated damages of (...)

Martin Gramsch, Peter Meyer The Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf halts a Federal Cartel Office decision to unwind a 17 year old joint venture pending the outcome of an appeal against the decision (Chemie-Vertrieb)

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A German appeal court has halted a Federal Cartel Office (FCO) decision to unwind a 17 year old joint venture until the outcome of an appeal against the decision is known. In its interim decision, the court took the opportunity to: set out the requirements under German law for the FCO to find (...)

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