Jürgen Schindler is a partner at Davis Polk’s Brussels Office and co-leads the European antitrust practice. He has extensive experience advising clients on complex international, EU and German merger control, cartel, and abuse of dominance cases. Jürgen’s practice encompasses a broad range of sectors, including high technologies, energy, shipping and transport, raw materials, chemicals, finance, consumer, and industrial products. In addition, Jürgen litigates before the European courts in Luxembourg. Jürgen completed an internship with DG Competition and worked as an International Fellow at the US Federal Trade Commission. He has been appointed a Non-Governmental Adviser to the International Competition Network (which includes more than 100 competition authorities worldwide), where he regularly contributes to the merger and cartel working groups. Jürgen obtained his German law degree (First State Exam) from the University of Hamburg in 1999 and qualified as a German lawyer in 2001 (Second State Exam). In addition, he holds a masters degree in International and European Law from the University of Toulouse (1996), an LLM degree focussing on EU competition law from the College of Europe (1999), and an LLM degree specialising in US antitrust law and economics from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice in Frankfurt and New York, and is listed as a European lawyer on the Brussels bar (E-list). As a member of our German cross-border antitrust team he shares his time between our Brussels and Hamburg offices. Jürgen is recommended by Chambers Europe 2013: "Clients describe him as a young, up-and-coming lawyer who we trust greatly. He provides extremely robust advice."
Allen & OveryAllen & Overy’s antitrust compliance initiative consists in two online tools: "Antitrust practice guides", and, "Antitrust dawn raid guides". The "Antitrust practice guides" are a set of guides, aimed at in-house counsel, covering three important areas of competition law in relation to liability: leniency, individual liability and private enforcement. The guides set out the relevant rules across the EU, the U.S., China and Japan, key EU Member States (including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK) as well as Russia, Switzerland and Turkey. The guides can be used to provide a comprehensive description of the rules in a particular jurisdiction and to produce comparisons between the rules and regulations in different jurisdictions. The "Antitrust dawn raid guides" are available on a website that contains jurisdictional guides giving emergency assistance to employees in the event that the company becomes the target of a dawn raid by the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, China’s MOFCOM, or a number of other competition authorities in the EU and beyond.