Tobias Caspary

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Dr. Tobias Caspary is a partner at Fried, Frank, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP. He heads the European antitrust, competition, and international trade team. Tobias divides his time between Fried Frank’s London and Frankfurt offices. Tobias is recognized by 2014 Legal 500 UK (EU and Competition: ‘not to be underestimated’) and by 2015, 2014, 2013 Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Competition/European Law - UK (Spotlight Table) and Corporate/M&A - Germany (Spotlight Table). Dr. Caspary’s practice focuses on European, UK, and German competition law. He advises and represents clients before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authoritiy and the German Federal Cartel Office. Prior to joining the Firm, Dr. Caspary practiced for several years in another major international law firm in Brussels. He has also obtained a doctorate in law on predatory pricing (Sales Below Cost under German Competition Law, with a Comparative Analysis of the EC and US Antitrust Laws) and has authored various articles on competition and trade topics (many of which are available via linkedin). Tobias also counsels clients on international trade and investment matters, including EU economic sanctions and export controls (EU Dual-use Regulation) particularly with respect to transaction support and compliance counseling.


14387 Bulletin

Tobias Caspary The Düsseldorf Court of Appeals annuls the decision by the German Federal Cartel Office which prohibited a petrol distributor acquiring 59 petrol stations (Total / OMV)


I. Introduction On August 4, 2010, the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals (the Court) annulled the decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) which prohibited Total Deutschland GmbH (Total) acquiring 59 petrol stations from OMV Deutschland GmbH (OMV). This judgment is a setback for the FCO, (...)

Tobias Caspary The German Federal Cartel Office fines € 11.5 million a contact lens provider for fixing minimum resale prices and restricting Internet and wholesale sales of its products (CIBA)


On September 25, 2009, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) levied a fine of €11.5 million against contact lens provider CIBA Vision Vertriebs GmbH (CIBA) for fixing minimum resale prices and restricting Internet and wholesale sales of its products. This is the third decision imposed by the (...)

Tobias Caspary The German Parliament introduces second domestic turnover threshold for merger control (Third Act to Cut-Back Bureaucratic Burdens in Particular in the Small and Medium-sized Economy)


On 25 March 2009, a significant change to Germany’s merger jurisdictional thresholds entered into force. The revision exempts many transactions that were previously caught from the obligation to submit a notification to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO). I. The new second domestic turnover (...)

Tobias Caspary A German Court of appeals reinforces the application of the de minimis exemption for merger control by constraining the application of the “bundle theory" (Asphaltmischwerke Langenthal)


Dr Tobias Caspary is an Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. The author is greatly indebted to Dr Craig Arnott, Head of Competition/Antitrust at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, for his review and invaluable comments. This article will also appear in Issue (...)

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