Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)

Merit Olthoff

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)
Lawyer (Associate)

She advises on all aspects related to competition law. Her focus is on EU and German merger control and antitrust investigations. She is also an expert in EU State aid law. Her recent experience includes EU and German merger control reviews in the oil and gas industry, banking and finance sector as well as private equity. On EU State aid law, she has worked with clients from a range of business sectors, including financial services, infrastructure, energy and consumer goods. She regularly advises financial industry clients and banks in European Commission State aid restructuring procedures. More recently, her focus is on State aid and tax. She is involved in a European Commission investigation in State aid through tax. Merit spent four years practicing in the Brussels office before transferring to Berlin in 2016. Merit speaks German, English and French.

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213 Bulletin

Merit Olthoff, Andreas Von Bonin, Martin McElwee The EU Commission and the UK Government agree on the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement, with important implications for State aid rules during the transition period


Since 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer part of the EU. Until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), EU state aid rules remain fully applicable in the UK. Unless an extension of the transition period is agreed between the UK and the EU (the Parties), the future relationship (...)

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