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Philipp Werner


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  • King's College London (Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law with distinction 2008); Second State Examination (Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2005); University of Cambridge (LL.M. with first class honours 2003); University of Bonn (M.A. in Philosophy 2002); First State Examination (Higher Regional Court of Cologne, 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany — Rechtsanwalt lawyer); Brussels (Belgium) — E-List (lawyer)

Philipp Werner is a competition partner in the Brussels Office where he focuses on German and EU competition and State aid law. He advises clients on competition aspects of M&A transactions and represents clients in merger control procedures. Philipp reviews business practices to help clients find the right balance between business objectives and antitrust requirements in areas such as single-firm conduct, cooperation, and distribution. He also offers compliance programs and training adapted to clients' specific risk profile. He represents clients before the EU and German courts. His clients include companies in the telecom, retail, consumer goods, chemical, infrastructure, and health care sectors.

Philipp has extensive State aid experience, in particular concerning privatization, restructuring, and investment aid. Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on rescue and restructuring aid for shipyards and ensuing damages litigation. He also successfully defended Flughafen Dortmund and Flughafen Niederrhein in formal State aid investigations by the European Commission. The investigations were closed after seven years in 2014 and all charges against his clients were dropped.

Philipp has been recognized by Global Competition Review as one of the world's leading competition lawyers under the age of 40 (2012). He is editor of EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics (Wolters Kluwer 2017). Philipp is a advisory board member of the Berliner Gesprächskreis für Beihilfenrecht e.V. (Berlin State Aid Roundtable), a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., where he is responsible for the Brussels chapter, and the antitrust section of the American Bar Association.

Honors & Distinctions

  • IFLR1000: EU Competition — "highly regarded"

    Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders — Competition (2017)

    Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017), "most highly regarded"

    Who's Who Legal: Competition — State Aid (2017)

    Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2018), EU and German competition law and "expert based abroad"

    Legal 500 EMEA (2019), EU Competition "next generation lawyer"


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