Hausfeld (Berlin)

Alex Petrasincu

Hausfeld (Berlin)

Dr. Alex Petrasincu is a Counsel at Hausfeld in Berlin, specializing in EU and German competition law and competition litigation. He advises on all contentious and non-contentious aspects of competition law, including cartels and cartel damage claims, merger control, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominance. Alex is specialized in representing parties in cartel damages actions before the German courts, and has advised on damages actions in various jurisdictions. Alex has represented parties in and advised on actions before numerous German District Courts, Courts of Appeals, the German Constitutional Court, as well as the European Court of Justice. In addition, Alex has particular experience in conducting internal investigations and defending clients in cartel investigations by the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, as well as in coordinating leniency applications across jurisdictions.


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Alex Petrasincu, Merlin Gömann The German Federal Court of Justice roundly rejects claims that cartel behaviour was ’harm-free’, which would have allowed the cartelists to avoid a presumption of injury, and declares the behaviour constituted a hardcore infringement (Schlecker)


In several jurisdictions, claimants’ burden of proof for the existence of injury is a major hurdle to traditional cartel damage claims. To avoid a presumption of injury under the settled case law of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, (“BGH”) for hard-core cartels, (...)

Alex Petrasincu, Anna Morfey, Michael D. Hausfeld Private enforcement: an overview of the leading cases and opinions


Private enforcement in Europe may have taken off later than in the US, but is also flourishing. In particular, 2017 saw the implementation across much of the European Union of the “Damages Directive”, which aims to standardize both substantive and procedural provisions relating to competition law damages claims, making claims easier to bring and – in some respects – harder for defendants to avoid.

Laurent Geelhand, Anthony Maton, Nicola Boyle, Anna Morfey, Alex Petrasincu The EU Commission concludes a five-year investigation finding that five truck manufacturers coordinated their prices (MAN / Volvo / Renault / Daimler / Iveco / DAF Trucks)


The Trucks Cartel On 19 July 2016, the EC concluded a five-year investigation finding that five major truck manufacturers – MAN, Volvo / Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF (the ‘’Cartelists") – unlawfully coordinated the pricing of trucks over a 14-year period, from 1997 – 2011, as well as (...)

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Alex Petrasincu, Cristoforo Osti, Florian Wagner-von Papp, Frank Kroes, Laurence Idot Disclosure of evidence included in the file of a competition authority (Implementation of the EU Damages Directive into Member State law - Würzburg, May 5, 2017)


The disclosure provisions of the EU Damages Directive allow national courts to order competition authorities to disclose certain documents and information in damages proceedings. In addition, private parties can also be ordered to disclose certain evidence that they have obtained through (...)



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