Sascha Schubert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Sascha’s approach is to make his clients’ cause his own and turn every stone to get them the results they want, which goes hand-in-hand with first class client service. A highly motivated and collaborative lawyer, he enjoys building strong teams with his multinational clients. Sascha is a partner in the antitrust, competition group, based in the Brussels office. His practice focuses on merger control and conduct investigations and he has over 10 years’ experience of complex European Commission proceedings. He also has extensive experience representing clients before Germany’s Federal Cartel Office and is often called upon to advise on multi-jurisdictional investigations that involve competition authorities around the world. This experience enables him to offer clients a globally integrated approach to delivering regulatory clearances within ambitious timelines and coordinating successful defence strategies in cross-border investigations. He works across all sectors with particular experience in the telecoms and tech industries, where he has represented clients successfully in a number of high-profile investigations. A focus of his behavioural practice is online distribution and the application of antitrust laws in the digital economy. He speaks German, English and French.

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Alastair Chapman, Sascha Schubert, Thomas McGrath, Thomas Wessely The EU Court of Justice clarifies that the suspension obligation only applies to actions of the merging parties which contribute to the change in control of the target undertaking (Ernst & Young)


On 31 May 2018, the EU’s Court of Justice (ECJ) gave judgment in the EY / KPMG case on whether the EU suspension obligation was violated when KPMG’s Danish unit terminated a material contract prior to receiving competition clearance for its merger with Ernst & Young (EY). The ECJ concluded (...)

Alastair Chapman, Sascha Schubert, Thomas McGrath, Sneha Ramakrishnan The EU Commission fines a multinational cable and telecommunications company €124.5 million for breaching EU Merger Regulation by implementing its acquisition before the approval by the Commission (Altice / PT Portugal)


The European Commission (Commission) announced today its decision to fine multinational cable and telecoms company Altice €124.5 million for breaching the EU Merger Regulation by implementing its 2015 acquisition of a telecommunications operator, PT Portugal, before notification to, or approval (...)

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