Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)

Stephan Waldheim

Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)

Stephan is a senior associate in Bird & Bird’s Competition & EU Group based in Düsseldorf. He advises clients across the whole spectrum of EU and German competition law, including State aid law, with a particular focus on patents and standards, cartel damages and distribution and supply agreements. Key areas of his work include the automotive, IT & telecoms and (online) retail sectors. Stephan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Münster and a diploma in business administration for lawyers from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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Stephan Waldheim, Maren Steiert The German Federal Court of Justice rules that an online hotel booking platform’s “narrow” best price clause violates antitrust law (


On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) ruled that’s “narrow” best price clause violates Article 101 (1) TFEU (the cartel prohibition) as well. Thereby the FCJ overruled the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf which held that “narrow” best price clauses were not (...)

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