Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann


Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann


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Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann practices German and European competition law. He has handled high-profile merger control cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities; major cartel investigations in a variety of industries; and numerous litigation matters concerning both public and private enforcement before local and district courts, Germany’s Federal Supreme Court and the European courts.

Prof. Meyer-Lindemann is recognized as a leading competition lawyer by numerous legal directories, including The Legal 500, JUVEBest Lawyers, Who’s Who LegalIFLR1000 and Chambers, which ranks him for Competition/European Law and quoted clients stating that he offers "solution-oriented advice and reliably handles any technical questions" which "he represents in high-profile cartel investigations and both public and private enforcement litigation". JUVE acknowledges his market reputation ("frequently recommended") in its 2018/2019 handbook. And he is again recognized as leading lawyer in the Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 list published by Handelsblatt in the area of competition/antitrust and earned the "Leading Lawyer" distinction by IFLR1000 for the areas competition (Belgium) and EU competition.

Prior to joining Dechert, Prof. Meyer-Lindemann served as the Brussels office managing partner of an international law firm. He also previously worked in the Frankfurt and Düsseldorf offices of a leading German law firm, as well as in the Atlanta, Georgia office of a U.S. law firm.

In addition to his legal practice, Prof. Meyer-Lindemann has published extensively on competition law topics and is a frequent interview partner to the media, e.g. discussing Facebook's data privacy scandal as well as imminent antitrust fines on German car makers with German television news channel n-tv Telebörse.  He has been appointed Honorary Professor at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in 2013. 

  • Allianz SE in the sale of Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank before the German Federal Cartel Office and in the acquisition of Cominvest Group from Commerzbank before the EU Commission.
  • Axel Springer in its printing joint venture with Bertelsmann and Gruner + Jahr before the EU Commission.
  • Barclays Bank in various acquisitions before the German Federal Cartel Office and the EU Commission.
  • Cargolux regarding EU cartel investigations in the air freight industry.
  • Ciba regarding EU cartel investigations in the heat stabilizers business.Continental in its acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Motorola before the EU Commission.
  • Deutsche Bahn in its acquisition of Bax Global before the EU Commission.
  • E.On in its acquisition of Ruhrgas and the divestiture of Ruhrgas Industries.
  • International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) in the acquisition of MAN Ferrostaal.
  • Novartis in its acquisition of Hexal and Eon Labs before the EU Commission.
  • RAG Stiftung AG in the sale of a 25.01 % stake in Evonik AG to CVC.
  • Sal. Oppenheim in its acquisition of BHF-Bank before the German Federal Cartel Office.
  • Viacom in various competition and media law related matters before the EU Commission and the German competition and media authorities including the acquisition of Viva by MTV before the German Federal Cartel Office.
  • Wal-Mart in its litigation on predatory pricing issues against the German Federal Cartel Office before the OLG Düsseldorf and the BGH (Federal Supreme Court).

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Dr. jur., 1981
  • New York University School of Law, M.C.J., 1983
  • Brussels
  • Germany
  • New York
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • German American Lawyers Association (GALA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
Speaking Engagements
  • Presumptions and Fictions in Competition Law: The Practical Impact,  St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum - St. Gallen (April 27, 2017)
  • Markets, Remedies and Survival: Cutting Edge Issues in Global Merger Control, 4th Annual Global Merger Control Conference - Paris (December 2, 2016)
  • Keynote Speech, St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum - St. Gallen (May 20, 2016)
  • Energy Dispute Resolution, St. Gallen International Energy Forum - St. Gallen (November 28, 2014)
  • Global Economic Outlook – Challenges & Opportunities, 9th Corporate Counsel Exchange - Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands (October 23, 2013)