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About Miriam Geiß

Miriam specialises in German and European competition and merger control law, as well as EU state aid law.

She advises global clients from various industries, with a focus on consumer products and manufacturing.

Her practice comprises all aspects of German and European competition law, including merger-control proceedings, cartel investigations, follow-on competition litigation as well as horizontal and vertical agreements.

She regularly acts before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.

Miriam has further experience in advising clients, in particular from the banking sector, in connection with EU state aid law.

She has a strong international background, having previously worked in our Brussels and Madrid offices.

Miriam speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Recent work

  • Representing multinational beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev in the Federal Cartel Office’s proceedings regarding retail price maintenance practices in the retail sector as well as horizontal price-fixing arrangements among several German breweries.
  • Advising global technology company ABB on its acquisition of Thomas & Betts.
  • Advising Daimler on its joint bid with Rolls-Royce for engine manufacturer Tognum.
  • Advising frozen bakery supplier Aryzta on its acquisition of Klemme, a German manufacturer of frozen bakery products.
  • Advising HSH Nordbank in relation to European Commission state aid proceedings.

Qualifications

Education

  • New York University School of Law, US (LLM in corporate law)
  • Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and University of Lausanne, Switzerland (legal education)    
  • Traineeship (Referendariat), Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Germany

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Berlin Bar

Professional memberships

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, an association of German-speaking attorneys, primarily from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Brussels, specialising in competition law
  • German-American Lawyers Association 

Publications

  • EStAL Vol. 9 (2010), Issue 1, p. 9 et seqq Commission v. Greece – The End of the Olympic Airways Saga?