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Sascha Schubert

Partner

Antitrust, competition and trade, Global investigations

Clients enthuse that 'he has an incredible tactical approach and sees the best ways to strengthen your arguments.'

Chambers Global 2018

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About Sascha Schubert

Sascha’s approach is to make his clients’ cause his own and turn every stone to get them the results they want, which goes hand-in-hand with first class client service. A highly motivated and collaborative lawyer, he enjoys building strong teams with his multinational clients.

Sascha is a partner in our antitrust, competition group, based in the Brussels office. His practice focuses on merger control and conduct investigations and he has over 10 years’ experience of complex European Commission proceedings.

He also has extensive experience representing clients before Germany’s Federal Cartel Office and is often called upon to advise on multi-jurisdictional investigations that involve competition authorities around the world. This experience enables him to offer clients a globally integrated approach to delivering regulatory clearances within ambitious timelines and coordinating successful defence strategies in cross-border investigations.

He works across all sectors with particular experience in the telecoms and tech industries, where he has represented clients successfully in a number of high-profile investigations. A focus of his behavioural practice is online distribution and the application of antitrust laws in the digital economy.

He speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Liberty Global on the European Commission’s Phase II merger investigation of the €18bn sale of its German and Eastern European businesses to Vodafone; and previously on its subsidiary Telenet's ‘fixed to mobile’ acquisition of Belgium’s BASE, which also prompted a Phase II investigation by the European Commission.
  • Siemens on the worldwide merger control proceedings of the then proposed transformative combination of Siemens' and Alstom's mobility businesses, which is now widely recognised as one of the most important test cases for the European merger control regime; and previously on its acquisition of US-based Dresser Rand, one of the few EU Phase II merger investigations to close without conditions.
  • ChemChina on the co-ordination of the global competition law aspects of its $1bn acquisition of German engineering company KraussMaffei, one of the biggest-ever Chinese acquisitions of a German company.
  • Amadeus IT Group on its acquisition of US airline IT company Navitaire, first before Germany’s FCO and later, upon referral by the UK CMA, before the European Commission, where it finally received unconditional clearance.
  • Medical diagnostics company Alere on the multi-jurisdictional merger control aspects, which included litigation relating to cooperation covenants before the US courts, of its $5bn merger with Abbott, resulting in clearance subject to divestment remedies in the EU and the US.
  • CK Hutchison on its takeovers of Telefónica’s Irish mobile phone operator O2 and Orange Austria, both four-to-three mobile market consolidations.

Qualifications

Education

  • Educated at the University of Cologne and at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Earned an LL.M. and the Maîtrise en Droit respectively

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt admitted to the Cologne bar
  • Member of the Brussels Bar (E List)

Publications

  • Competition Policy International, November 2016 Mobile Fixation? A Review of Recent EC Decisions in the Telecoms Sector

  • Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht, März 2013 Informationsaustausch im Rahmen von Zusammenschlussvorhaben