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About Benjamin Schoo

Benjamin advises clients on a broad range of EU and German competition law issues, including merger control, behavioural investigations, competition compliance and competition litigation across a range of sectors.

Benjamin has spent time on secondment to the firm's London office, and worked for the competition team of another London-based firm prior to joining Freshfields.

He is fluent in German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising a private equity firm in a complex merger in the hearing aid sector;
  • Advising on a phase II merger investigation before the European Commission in the telecoms sector;
  • Representing a major bank in several cartel and regulatory investigations on a national and EU level;
  • Representing a financial services client in a cartel investigation by the EU Commission that resulted in a commitment decision;
  • Advising German clients on competition compliance and leniency applications; and
  • Acting in relation to merger control matters across the financial services, healthcare and telecoms sectors.


  • Kings College London (Postgraduate Diploma in EU competition law)
  • BPP Law School, Leeds (Graduate Diploma in Law)
  • University of Law, London (Legal Practice Course)
  • York University, UK (BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, Ireland