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Maren Tamke

Counsel

Antitrust, competition and trade

Maren Tamke is praised as 'the most wonderful lawyer' who is 'very sharp and structured and provides outstanding solutions to clients' most complex issues.'

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About Maren Tamke

Maren specialises in German and European antitrust/competition and mergercontrol law.

Whilst based in Berlin, and throughout her secondment to the London office in 2015, Maren has worked across many industries, with particular experience in the following sectors: consumer products, e-commerce, insurance, media and healthcare.

Maren advises clients on complex transactions, high-profile cartel investigations, dominance cases, follow-on damages claims and compliance matters. Her approach is to team up with clients, to make their cause her own and to deliver not only excellent but also practical legal advice. Based on her vast experience gained in the course of merger control and conduct cases, as well as compliance work, she understands the workings and needs of businesses.

She speaks English and French alongside her native German.

Recent work

  • Advising a number of online platforms (incl. large multinational players) on merger control, cartel and civil court proceedings, new business models and/or on various antitrust issues in the digital space.
  • Advising Axel Springer on the merger of two leading online real estate portals (Immonet and Immowelt), one of the few cases where merger approval was granted in phase 1 for a three-to-two merger.
  • Advising investors on the sale of flaschenpost SE to Dr. August Oetker KG merging two players in the online beverage delivery space.
  • Advising Cinven on the divestment of Host Europe Group to the US-based website domain name provider GoDaddy for €1.69bn.
  • Advising Warburg Pincus on its investment in Infoniqa (provider of Human-Resources-Software).
  • Advising Advent on numerous transactions at EU and German level in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, incl. on Zentiva’s acquisition of the Central and Eastern European business of Alvogen (a global pharmaceutical company).
  • Representing Mars in two high-profile cartel cases before Germany’s Federal Cartel Office concerning the allegedly anticompetitive exchange of information and resale price maintenance, as well as advising on general competition law matters.
  • Advising other globally active consumer goods clients, in particular, on vertical topics (esp. arising in the context of the growth of e-commerce).
  • Conducting internal antitrust audits for international clients and advising on compliance issues.

 

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland (Certificate in Transnational Law)
  • Law school, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, Germany
  • Doctoral degree, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • University of Durham, UK (LLM in international trade and commercial law)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany
  • Legal training (Referendariat), Berlin, including stage at the European Commission (Directorate-General for Competition, Merger Task Force, Brussels)
  • Admitted to the Berlin bar

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