Katharina Apel is a counsel based in the Cologne office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and a member of the Cologne Bar.
Ms Apel’s practice focuses on German and European competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance and state aid.
Ms Apel joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in 2009 and became counsel in 2019. From 2013 to 2014, she was resident in the Brussels office. She received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School in 2006 and a doctorate in law (Dr iur), summa cum laude, from the University of Goettingen in 2013. Ms Apel passed her second state examination in the State of Hamburg in 2009 and the first state examination at the University of Goettingen in 2002. She also holds a master’s equivalent in economics (Diplom-Volkswirtin, University of Goettingen, 2004).