Tobias Caspary

Tobias Caspary

  • Partner
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • London
  • T:   +44.20.7972.9618
  • F:   +44.20.7972.9602
  • Frankfurt
  • T:   +49.69.870.030.00
  • F:   +49.69.870.030.555
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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 “exemplary” (Legal 500 UK) EU/London competition & trade team, which is ranked in Legal 500 UK and praised by clients for having “superb merger control lawyers” with “absolute subject matter expertise” who are “easy to work with and always keen to find pragmatic solutions” and provide “responsive, practical advice”. Additionally, Dr. Caspary is individually recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 US as a leading individual in competition law (noted as being “very strategic,” “business savvy” and “highly experienced, impressive and pragmatic”). Legal 500 has also recognized him as a “credible player on the European stage, who is very well placed to deal with cases raising UK, German and EU competition issues.”

Professional Associations

Competition Law Association, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

Frankfurt am Main, Germany; England & Wales

Practices & Industries


University of Trier, Dr. iur. – 2005
State of Rhineland-Palatine, Germany, Second State Law Exam – 2005
University of Texas School of Law, LLM – 2003
University of Trier, First State Law Exam – 2000


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  • German
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