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Tobias Caspary

  • Partner | Antitrust and Competition | International Trade and Investment

London

T: +44.20.7972.9618

Brussels

T:  +32.2.320.1806

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Dr. Tobias Caspary advises clients on EU and cross-border merger control and foreign direct investments, EU cartel investigations, and general compliance counselling across industry sectors. Tobias also advises on EU, German and UK trade sanctions compliance for a variety of industries.

Clients across many industry sectors seek Tobias’s advice and representation before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, and the German Federal Cartel Office. He has worked on some of the some of the largest and most complex cross-border mergers worldwide.

Tobias heads our highly regarded EU/London Competition and Trade Team, which is ranked in IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 UK and has been shortlisted for both The Lawyer European Awards in the category of European Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year and Global Competition Review Awards Merger Control Matter of the Year in Europe. Legal 500 UK praises Tobias’s team for its “exemplary practice,” “absolute subject matter expertis...

Dr. Tobias Caspary advises clients on EU and cross-border merger control and foreign direct investments, EU cartel investigations, and general compliance counselling across industry sectors. Tobias also advises on EU, German and UK trade sanctions compliance for a variety of industries.

Clients across many industry sectors seek Tobias’s advice and representation before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, and the German Federal Cartel Office. He has worked on some of the some of the largest and most complex cross-border mergers worldwide.

Tobias heads our highly regarded EU/London Competition and Trade Team, which is ranked in IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 UK and has been shortlisted for both The Lawyer European Awards in the category of European Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year and Global Competition Review Awards Merger Control Matter of the Year in Europe. Legal 500 UK praises Tobias’s team for its “exemplary practice,” “absolute subject matter expertise,” and for being “real experts in the field” and for being “wonderful at identifying and resolving issues.”

Regularly recognized as a leader in European Competition Law by Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, and Chambers Global, Tobias is also acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal: Competition as a “Global Leader” and by Legal 500 UK, which highlights him as “the guy you want to put in front of the European Commission and your board of directors”, “the real deal”, “an exemplary competition lawyer” with “great foresight and his knowledge of the sector is detailed.” Legal 500 UK also remarks that Tobias “knows how to communicate with in-house counsel and executive teams, and, even more important, is very adept at reading the subtleties and nuances of regulators.”

Work Highlights

  • Advised clients 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
  • Advised leading private equity firms including Goldman Sachs, AEA Investors, New Mountain Capital, Permira, Thoma Bravo
  • Represented clients across a range of industries, including metals, media and data analytics, telecoms, technology, and financial services

Professional associations

  • Member - Competition Section, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, BIICL
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • Member, CLA

News and recognition

Insights and analysis

International Trade and Investment Alert™ |

CFIUS Issues Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines

International Trade and Investment Alert™ |

BIS Enhances Antiboycott Enforcement

International Trade and Investment Alert™ |

FinCEN Publishes Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Requirements

International Trade and Investment Alert™ |

Biden Administration Identifies National Security Factors to Guide CFIUS Reviews

Alerts and newsletters |

Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2022

International Trade and Investment Alert™ |

EU Singles Out FDI “Hostile Investors” For the First Time: Russia and Belarus

Events

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