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About Dr. Lilly Fiedler

Lilly is a counsel in our antitrust, competition and trade practice group in Berlin. She specialises in European and German competition law, especially merger control, cartel cases and private damages actions.

She has worked on wide range of international mandates, involving international, cross-office teams with specific experience in the automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and media sectors. Lilly has been seconded to our Düsseldorf and London offices. Recent clients include ABB, AB InBev, CONTINENTAL, LANXESS, MESSER, PAYBACK, SMITHS and TAKATA.

Lilly frequently publishes on antitrust law topics.

She speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising ABB on multijurisdictional leniency applications relating to the gas-insulated switchgear, power transformers and other power products/ power systems cartel investigations, and on related follow-on damages litigation in a number of jurisdictions;
  • Advising AB InBev on cartel investigations related to beer (both vertical and horizontal);
  • Advising CONTINENTAL on merger control and antitrust aspects of its investment in HERE, a global leader in mapping and location services;
  • Advising MESSER and CVC on their acquisition of the Americas perimeter of the Linde/Praxair divestiture as part of the Linde/Praxair deal;
  • Advising LANXESS on the cross-border merger control aspects relating to the creation of its global rubber joint venture with Saudi Aramco;
  • Advising PAYBACK on the restructuring of its bonus scheme when including two major competitors in the scheme as well as continued competition law advice and training;
  • Advising SMITHS, the London listed global technology company, on the international competition and regulatroy aspects; and
  • Advising TAKATA on its leniency application and the subsequent proceedings of the European Commission regarding infringements concerning the supply of seatbelts, airbags and sterring wheels to Japanese car manufactures in the EEA; advising on the sale of substantially all its assets to Chinese owned U.S. based Key Safety Systems Inc. (KSS), as part of the fundamental restructuring porcess of TAKATA (both out-of-court and in-court in Japan and the U.S.).

Qualifications

  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Université de Montréal, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing (law)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Doctorate in law)
  • King’s College London (Postgraduate Diploma in EU competition law)
  • Rechtsanwältin, Germany

Publications

  • Ruebenstahl, Hahn, Voet van Vormizeele, Handbuch Kartell Compliance, 2020, S. 770-783 21. Kapitel: Publikationspflichten in der Krise

  • NZKart 11/2018 (together with Arne Klaas) Das Rosinenpicken der Kommission und das privatrechtliche Nachspiel - Neue Impulse zur Reichweite des gesamtschuldnerischen Innenausgleichs nach EU-Kartellgeldbußen

  • NZKart 2017, S. 497 (together with Marcus Niermann) Neue Regeln zur Offenlegung von Beweismitteln: Wer zahlt die Zeche für die Kosten der Disclosure?

  • CPI 2016, volume 3, number 1, p. 14-24 (together with Nicholas Frey) Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

  • 2016 (together with Helmut Bergmann), Loewenstein/Meessen/Riesenkampff Treatise on Art. 102 TFEU, Paras. 44-52, 72-75, 90-98, 110-115 Kartellrechtskommentar

  • BB 2013, S. 2179 Der aktuelle Richtlinienvorschlag der Kommission - der große Wurf für den kartellrechtlichen Schadensersatz?