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Axel Gutermuth

G. Axel Gutermuth is a member of the firm's antitrust/competition group with a focus on a broad range of competition law issues. Mr. Gutermuth assists and represents clients in merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. In many of his cases, Mr. Gutermuth assesses merger filing requirements in jurisdictions around the world and coordinates the national filing procedures. As part of his general antitrust counseling practice, Mr. Gutermuth regularly advises clients on the compliance of joint ventures and other cooperation agreements with Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formerly Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty) and the specific rules on cooperation in distribution, research and development, technology transfer, and production.

He has particular knowledge of the application of competition law in cases involving intellectual property rights. Moreover, Mr. Gutermuth has represented clients in cartel investigations, EC anti-dumping procedures, State aid procedures, and appeals to Court of Justice of the European Union. He advises clients on internal compliance procedures and recently concluded a comprehensive antitrust compliance review of a client's worldwide business in the energy and chemical sectors. Mr. Gutermuth has worked for clients in various industries, including chemical, energy, life science, healthcare, technology, metals, tobacco, defense and telecommunications/media.

Education:

LLM, New York University School of Law, 1999

German Bar Exam (Assessorexamen), Karlsruhe, Germany, 1998

German Law School Exam, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1996

Certificate of Political Sciences, University of Aix-en-Provence, France, 1993.

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