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 aspects of EU and competition law including EU state aid law and private enforcement.
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 antitrust authorities and advises on licensing 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 semiconductor industry, large pharmaceutical companies and 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 Regulatory Law at the Free University of Berlin and publishes regularly. He is co-author of the renowned Munich Commentary on European and German Competition Law, the Cologne Commentary on Cartel Law and he has 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 the Protection of Intellectual Property), where Jörg is active in the subcommittee on cartel law.
Jörg is a German native speaker, fluent in English and French.