Claus Wenzler

Hausfeld (London)
Trainee Solicitor

Claus commenced his legal career as an intern at Hausfeld in 2014 and since then gained considerable experience in all aspects of the firm’s competition litigation practice, including cartel damages claims, damages claims arising out of an abuse of dominance, and state aid judicial review proceedings. Claus has assisted on some of Hausfeld’s most prominent claims including Air Cargo, Bearings and Google Shopping. In addition, Claus supports our Human Rights & Environment practice. Claus was part of the team working on the communication filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on behalf of 16 youth petitioners, including teenage activist Greta Thunberg, in respect of children’s rights violations caused by climate change. A German native speaker, he also assisted with business development for Hausfeld in Germany. In 2016/17, Claus was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law conducting research primarily in the field of the laws of war and legal theory. Prior to Hausfeld, he volunteered for ‘Youth for Understanding’ – a not for profit organisation enabling students from over 50 countries to study abroad, and was a founding member of the University of Sussex’s Innocence Project – a project which attempts to correct miscarriages of justice.

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Claus Wenzler, Kio Gwilliam, Stella Gartagani, Lesley Hannah The UK High Court issues guidance on the balancing of conflicting interest in a case involving the protection of a big tech’s confidential and technical information concerning its search algorithms (Google / Foundem)


Introduction There is an emerging trend in competition damages cases in England for the majority of documents to be disclosed into so-called “confidentiality rings.” These restrictive confidentiality procedures can result, in certain instances, in the parties themselves being precluded from (...)

Lesley Hannah, Claus Wenzler The EU General Court hears an appeal following abuse of dominance decision involving online comparison shopping services (Google Shopping)


Introduction From 12-14 February 2020, the European Union’s General Court (the “General Court”) heard Google’s appeal of the European Commission’s 27 June 2017 abuse of dominance decision pursuant to Article 102 TFEU (the “Decision”) involving on-line comparison shopping services (“CSSs”). A central (...)

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