Dr. Fabian Badtke

Dr. Fabian Badtke

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Fabian is a partner at Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB and heads the firm’s antitrust and competition group. He advises and represents national and international clients on all aspects of European and German antitrust law, including merger control and coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings, antitrust investigations, behavioural matters, antitrust damages claims and compliance programmes. Fabian has particular industry know-how in the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, retail and media sectors.

Current and recent assignments include advising and representing: DAF and PACCAR in the defence against numerous antitrust damages claims in Germany as follow-on actions of the Trucks cartel; Zimmer Biomet on ongoing antitrust compliance matters; Ingenico on the establishment of a joint venture with BS Payone resulting in the creation of one of the leading payment service providers in Europe; Fresenius Kabi on implementing a Europe-wide antitrust compliance programme; ThyssenKrupp regarding an alleged cartel in the car steel sector and follow-on internal investigations; and Fresenius Helios on the acquisition of 40 hospitals and 13 medical care centres from Rhön-Klinikum.

Fabian has been recognised as a leading antitrust lawyer by various publications, including HandelsblattBest Lawyers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and JUVE Handbook, where he has additionally been ranked among the frequently recommended individuals in healthcare antitrust. The business weekly Wirtschaftswoche recognised him as a top lawyer for antitrust and competition in 2020.

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