Dr. Helmut Janssen, LL.M. (King's College London)
T +32 2 627 7763 / +49 211 5660 18763 / +49 1520 16 18763
Dr Helmut Janssen specialises in European and German antitrust law. His advisory services particularly include providing preventive advice (compliance) 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 assists in 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 experience in dealing with EU Institutions. Furthermore, he has authored a reference textbook on antitrust law (5th edition in 2015) and numerous professional articles on antitrust and state aid law.
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, injunctive relief, and supply. 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) and was an assistant at the Institute of International Business, later earning his Doctorate of Law Degree there. He earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from King’s College, London (England). 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 headed Luther’s Brussels office since 2003.