Dr Helmut Janssen, LL.M. (King's College London)
Dr Helmut Janssen specialises in European and German antitrust law. His advisory services include, in particular, providing preventive advice (e.g. on compliance systems) and defending his clients against antitrust infringement allegations, assisting with foreign and domestic merger control proceedings, reviewing and structuring distribution systems and cooperation agreements between competitors. Helmut Janssen also advises on a wide range of public grant cases (EU state aid law). A further area of expertise is international trade law (WTO and EU anti-subsidy/antidumping law). Helmut Janssen has 20 years of experience dealing with EU institutions. Furthermore, he has authored a reference textbook on antitrust law (5th edition 2015) and numerous specialist and academic publications on antitrust and state aid law. He is a member of the antitrust sections of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and of the leading German antitrust and state aid associations.
Court-approved antitrust mediator
Dr Helmut Janssen is an antitrust mediator approved by the competent German Court of Appeal. As a mediator, he specialises in the out-of-court settlement of claims arising under antitrust law, e.g. for damages, supply and injunctive relief. A procedure before an antitrust mediator offers several advantages. An agreement concluded by the parties in front of a court-approved mediator has the same effect as a state court judgment.
Dr Helmut Janssen studied law and political science at the University of Münster (Germany), was a research assistant at the Institute of International Business Law and later gained his Doctorate of Law Degree summa cum laude from the University of Münster. He was awarded his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from King’s College London (England). He completed internships with the German Foreign Office, a Member of the European Parliament and a German court of appeal. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1997 and has worked in Hamburg (Germany), Toronto (Canada), Budapest (Hungary) and Brussels (Belgium). Helmut Janssen has been the head of Luther’s Brussels office since 2003.