Dr. Jens Steger focuses on German and EU antitrust and competition law, and in compliance, as well as information technology and privacy and data protection law. He advises on and represents clients in the full spectrum of EU and German Competition law, especially:
- German and European merger control;
- proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission regarding abusive practices by dominant companies;
- sector investigations by the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission;
- fine proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission;
- representing clients against antitrust follow-on claims and enforcing compensation claims;
- representing clients regarding horizontal and vertical cooperation agreements and research and development agreements/R&D; and
- joint ventures and compliance.
Dr. Steger advises and represents national and international clients before the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission, and in court proceedings before German and European courts.
During his work on his doctoral thesis in the area of merger control law ("Die räumliche Marktabgrenzung nach der Bagatellmarktklausel des § 35 Abs. 2 Satz 1 Nr. 2 GWB"), he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Energy law at the University of Cologne, in the area of German and EU Competition law with regards to Energy law, and an international law firm (specialized in antitrust law) in Cologne.
During his legal traineeship (Referendariat) Dr. Steger worked at the German Federal Cartel Office, at the antitrust and competition group of another international law firm in Cologne and Dusseldorf, as well as at the 1st Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf. Jens obtained a Master in EU competition law at King's College London (supervised by Richard Whish).
- University of Cologne
- Institute for Energy Law at the University of Cologne
- University of Bonn, Faculty of Law and Economics
- MA, King's College London
- German Attorney, authorized to represent before all German Courts (except for the Federal Court of Justice in civil matters) and before the courts of the European Union.