Bernd Meyring is a European competition lawyer, advising international corporates, banks and institutions on all areas of competition law, principally merger control and anti-cartel proceedings before the European Commission and the German competition authority (Bundeskartellamt), as well as unilateral conduct and state aid matters. He has acted in a wide range of competition regulators in and outside Europe and conducted proceedings in English, French, German and Dutch.  He has extensive experiences representing companies and institutions in the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, with a focus on European competition law, free movement, access to documents, emission trading and financial regulation.

He is the managing partner at Linklaters Belgium and the president of the College of Europe’s Global Competition Law Centre. Before his appointment at the College of Europe he lectured at the University of Strasbourg and at the University of Frankfurt/Main. 

Bernd Meyring holds a PhD (Humboldt University of Berlin), an LLM (College of Europe) and an M.P.A. (Ecole Nationale d’Administration). 

Main Publications

  • “Signalling—When Should We Worry?”, JECLAP, 7/2020
  • “EU Merger Regulation -- Review of 2017 and beyond” (with Neil Hoolihan), JECLAP, 03/2019
  • “Recent Enforcement Trends in EU Competition Law”, Today’s General Counsel, 11/2014
  • “Kartellrecht im Unternehmenskauf” (Competition Law in M&A transactions), Holzapfel/Pöllath: Der Unternehmenskauf in Recht und Praxis, 15th edition, Köln, 2016
  • “Interim measures pursuant to Article 8 of Regulation 1/2003”, in: 10 years of Regulation 1/2003, GCLC Annual conference Series 2015 (ed. Merola, Petit, Rivas)
  • “Umbrella pricing” (with Melissa Gotlieb), Competition Law Insight, 2014
  • “How much consistency is required for cartel fines?”, JECLAP 2013, 142
  • “Fragen zum neuen Kartellrecht”, Wirtschaftswoche Nr. 25, 17.6.2013
  • “Le droit de la concurrence et la transparence: une quadrature du cercle?”, JDE 2012, 294
  • “Uferlose Haftung in Kartellbußgeldverfahren: Neueste Theorien der Kommission zur Zurechnung von Kartelverstößen”, WuW 2010, S. 4-15
  • “T-Mobile: Further confusion on information exchanges between competitors”, JECLAP 2010,30
  • “Going Private. DG Comp’s long shot at boosting private enforcement”, Competition Law Insight, 17 November 2009, 3-5
  • “Private competition law enforcement in the European Union”, The Private Competition Enforcement Review 2009
  • “Fusionskontrolle zwischen zwei Stühlen” (The merger control dilemma), Meyring/Hermes, 2007 Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht (ZWeR), 108 et seq.
  • “Europarechtliche Stillhalteverpflichtungen bei der nationalen Gesetzgebung” (Stand still obligations for national legislators under European Law), 2003 Europarecht (EuR), 949 et seq.
  • “Le Parlement français et les traités internationaux” (The French Parliament’s role in international treaties), Master en administration publique (MPA), 2001
  • “Die Entwicklung zustimmungsbedürftiger völkerrechtlicher Verträge nach ihrem Abschluss und ihre Auswirkungen in der deutschen Rechtsordnung” (The dynamic evolution of international treaties in the German legal system), 2001
  • “Die Reform der Bereiche Justiz und Inneres durch den Amsterdamer Vertrag” (The reform of the second and third pillars in the Treaty of Amsterdam), 1999 Europarecht (EuR), 309 et seq.
  • “When is a Statutory Monopoly Contrary to the E.C. Treaty?”, 1998 European Law Reporter (ELR), 364 et seq.
  • “Intergovernmentalism and Supranationality: Two Stereotypes for a Complex Reality”, 1997 European Law Reporter (ELR), 221 et seq.

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