Dr Jörg Witting specialises in German and European competition law and heads Bird & Bird’s German EU and competition law practice.

His practice covers all expects of EU and competition law including EU state aid law and private enforcement. Jörg has extensive experience in the area of German and EU merger control and advises clients on joint ventures, on distribution agreements and with regard to discriminatory practices. Jörg regularly represents clients in proceedings before the German and European competition authorities and courts.

Jörg has particular expertise at the interface between IP law and competition law where he represents well-known international and German corporate clients in court and before the antitrust authorities and adivses on licencing and cooperation agreements.

He has represented a multitude of clients before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission as well as before German courts and the European Court of Justice.

Clients represented by Jörg include major international players in the mobile phone industry, the personal computer and digital entertainment products industry, the semi-conductor industry, large pharmaceutical companies, public entities in the healthcare sector as well as the German federal government.

Jörg was assistant lecturer with the Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Energy Law at the Free University of Berlin and publishes regularly. He is co-author of the renowned Munich Commentary of European and German Competition Law, the Cologne Commentary on Cartel Law and published a handbook on cartel investigations and risk management for undertakings. Jörg is member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., the German association of leading competition law experts, and of GRUR, Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (German Association for Intellectual Property Right and Copyright), where Jörg is active in the sub-committee on cartel law. 

Jörg is a German native speaker, fluent in English and French.