Silke Heinz advises on European and German competition law, in particular on merger control, cooperation among competitors, joint ventures, distribution agreements, cartel proceedings, including leniency and settlements, vertical infringements, dominance, compliance and internal investigations, and litigation, including follow-on damages.
She has expertise in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, broadcasting and (digital) media, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, IT, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.
Ms. Heinz has profound experience both at EU and national level with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), as well as coordinating multijurisdictional cases. She has acted before German and European Courts in appeals against FCO and Commission decisions, preliminary ruling proceedings to the European Court of Justice, and national civil litigation.
She is a recognized expert for competition law in Who’s Who Legal 2017, and listed in GCR’s notable “Women in Antitrust 2016”. She was among the winners of the GCR Antitrust Awards 2015. JUVE lists her among the “leading names” in competition law in Germany.
Ms. Heinz publishes on EU and German competition law and is an author of the Kluwer Competition Law Blog. She is a qualified German lawyer and received her LL.M. at the College of Europe, Bruges.