Hausfeld (Berlin)

Thomas Höppner

Hausfeld (Berlin)
Lawyer (Partner)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Höppner is a Partner at Hausfeld in Berlin, specialising in EU and German competition law and intellectual property law. His practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious competition law matters, including related regulatory areas such as media, telecommunications, broadcasting and energy. He has spearheaded complaints before the European Commission and taken competition claims before German courts, particularly in the context of an abuse of dominance and damage claims. Thomas has particular expertise in technology, media and network industries where he regularly advises clients in complex proceedings and litigations at the interface of competition law, sector-specific regulation and intellectual property law. Recent cases include representing several complainants in investigations relating to Google and YouTube at European and national levels, private enforcement of competition law claims to compulsory licenses as well as advising on regulatory reforms in the area of digital markets.

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Thomas Höppner The Munich Regional Court bans the preferential display within a search engine of information exclusively drawn from a state-run health portal (Google / German Ministry of Health)

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On February 10th, 2021, the antitrust chamber of the German Regional Court of Munich granted two summary judgments in favor of the health portal NetDoktor, banning the preferential display within Google search results pages of boxes with information exclusively drawn from a state-run health (...)

Thomas Höppner, Phillipp Westerhoff The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court quashes the Competition Authority findings that a social network abused its dominant position by improperly combining user data that it collected from various sources (Facebook)

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As previously reported in this Bulletin, on 6 February 2019, the German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office – “FCO”) found that Facebook abused its dominance by improperly combining user data that it collected from various sources. As a remedy, the FCO imposed far-reaching restrictions on (...)

Thomas Höppner The German Competition Authority rules that a social network abused its dominant position by improperly combining the user data that is collected (Facebook)

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On February 6th, the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office - “FCO”) ruled that Facebook abused its dominance by improperly combining user data that it collected. The FCO imposed far-reaching restrictions on Facebook’s processing of user data in the future, including a requirement that (...)

Thomas Höppner, Phillipp Westerhoff The EU Commission sends out formal requests of information to investigate allegations of anticompetitive conduct by a multinational online retailer (Amazon)

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In September 2018, the European Commission (“EC”) sent out formal requests for information (“RFIs”) to investigate allegations of an anticompetitive conduct by Amazon. The investigation relates to the interdependencies between Amazon’s third-party sales platform for retailers (“Amazon Marketplace”) (...)

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