Axel Gutermuth focuses on European, German and global competition law issues. Mr. Gutermuth frequently represents clients in merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. In many cases, Mr. Gutermuth also assesses merger filing requirements in jurisdictions around the world and coordinates multiple national filing procedures. Moreover, Mr. Gutermuth represents and assists clients in cartel and internal compliance investigations. Chambers Global notes that "Commentators describe German-qualified Axel Gutermuth as ’absolutely outstanding.’" As part of his antitrust counseling practice, Mr. Gutermuth regularly advises clients on the compliance of joint ventures, other cooperation agreements, information exchange, and other business practices with Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the specific rules on cooperation in distribution, research and development, technology transfer, and production. He has particular knowledge of the application of competition law in cases involving intellectual property rights. Mr. Gutermuth has also been involved in appeals to Court of Justice of the European Union. Mr. Gutermuth has worked for clients in various industries, including chemical, financial services, energy, life science, pharma, healthcare, technology, metals, tobacco, defense and telecommunications/media.