Laura Melusine Baudenbacher

Baudenbacher Law

Laura Melusine Baudenbacher’s practice focuses on EU, EEA, and Swiss economic law, in particular competition law. She has experience in litigation before the General Court, where she was involved in a series of matters relating to the EU Single Resolution Mechanism. Laura Melusine joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2018 and left in 2021. Prior to joining Cleary, she was an associate in another international law firm in Brussels. From 2011 to 2016 Laura Melusine was a legal secretary (référendaire) at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, where she was responsible for the reasoning of the first vertical agreement judgments under the 1995/2003 Cartel Act, GABA, Gebro, and BMW. The judgments were upheld by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Laura Melusine has published various articles in the field of antitrust law and general EU law. Her Ph.D. thesis deals with the abuse of rights under common European law and European (EU and EEA) law.

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Friedrich Andreas Konrad, Rieke Kaup, Romina Polley, Laura Melusine Baudenbacher The German Federal Court of Justice overturns the Dusseldorf Court of Appeals’ interim decision and finds an online social media platform to have abused its power in collecting data from different sources (Facebook)


On June 23, 2020, the Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals’ (“DCA”) interim decision and rejected Facebook Inc.’s (“Facebook”) request to suspend the enforceability of the Federal Cartel Office’s (“FCO”) prohibition decision. The FCJ disagreed with the FCO’s (...)

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