Hogan Lovells (Dusseldorf)

Elena Wiese

Hogan Lovells (Dusseldorf)
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Dr. Elena Wiese is an antitrust lawyer in Hogan Lovells’ Dusseldorf practice. She offers companies of various industries pragmatic advice on all issues of German and European antitrust law. She represents companies before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and European as well as German courts. One focus of her work is defending her clients in antitrust fine proceedings. Clients rely on her industry knowledge and expertise in preparing leniency documents, negotiating settlements with competition authorities and preparing for possible follow-on damages proceedings. Elena Wiese successfully advises complex international competitor cooperations, for example in the area of joint production or in the area of ESG / green competition law, whether through joint ventures or contractual alliances. She pays particular attention to the practical and antitrust-compliant design of the accompanying exchange of information between competitors. In her day-to-day work, one area of her focus is the interface between antitrust and patent law, e.g., regarding the licensing of standard-essential patents, as well as in advising on R&D and technology transfer agreements. Elena Wiese has a strong network within the firm, which she leverages daily to get the most efficient and well-grounded solution for her clients. Clients praise her as “brilliant upcoming competition lawyer”.

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1104 Bulletin

Christian Ritz, Florian von Schreitter, Elena Wiese The German Competition Authority rejects the national milk producers’ proposed uniform mark-up system for ensuring a minimum guaranteed income level for all raw milk producers as the conduct amounts to price fixing


1. Introduction 1.1 Competitor cooperations in pursuit of sustainability and human rights, or to reach broader ESG (Environment – Social – Governance) goals, have become a key element for companies’ global business strategies. In this context, “green competition law”, i.e. the intersection between (...)

Carolin Marx, Christian Ritz, Elena Wiese The Regional Court of Dortmund estimates a cartel overcharge of at least 15% in the rail sector without involving any court-appointed economic experts (Rail cartel)


1. Introduction Determining the overcharge and, with that, the amount of cartel damages potentially suffered, is considered one of the most difficult aspects of cartel damages litigation in practice. The District Court of Dortmund (the “District Court”), known for its bold and innovative case (...)

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