Dr. Tobias Caspary
is a partner in the Antitrust Department. He divides his time between Fried Frank's London and Frankfurt offices.
His practice focuses on European, UK and German competition law. He advises and represents clients before the European Commission, the Competition Authority and Markets, and the German Federal Cartel Office. Prior to joining the Firm, Dr. Caspary practiced competition law for several years at another major international law firm in Brussels.
Dr. Caspary has worked on some of the largest and most complex cross-border mergers worldwide. He has advised in connection with numerous competition investigations, including Phase II cases before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority and cartel investigations in sectors such as window mountings, car components, and fuel surcharge. He has a strong focus on private equity, advising leading firms in this sector on numerous deals (Goldman Sachs, AEA Investors, New Mountain Capital). He represents clients across a range of additional industries, including media (Ascential Group, Emap), telecoms (Virgin Media, Liberty Global), technology (Google, Coriant), and financial services (Tradeweb, Credit Benchmark).
He also advises on economic sanctions and other trade regulatory matters.
Honors & Awards
Dr. Caspary heads the Firm’s EU/London competition & trade team, which is ranked in IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 UK. The team is praised by clients in Legal 500 UK for its ‘exemplary practice’, ‘absolute subject matter expertise’ and for being ‘real experts in the field’ and 'highly knowledgeable and responsive’. Dr. Caspary has also been recognized by Chambers as a leading individual in Competition/European Law. Chambers noted Dr. Caspary ‘is effective, responsive and is able to think ahead’. He is also recognized by Legal 500, which highlights him as a “true expert,” “excellent,” and “business savvy.”
Competition Law Association, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
Frankfurt am Main, Germany; England & Wales