Heike Schweitzer holds a chair for private law, economic law and competition law at the Humboldt-University, Berlin. Before, she was professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (2014-2018), at the University of Mannheim (2010-2014) and at the European University Institute in Florence (2006-2010).
She has published widely in the field of European and German competition law, including state aid law and regulatory law. For some years now, her research has focused on the economic and legal implications of digitisation for competition law. From April 2018 – March 2019, Heike Schweitzer has acted as special advisor to Commissioner Vestager on future challenges of digitisation for competition policy. Together with Martin Schallbruch and Achim Wambach, she co-chaired the German governmental Commission “Competition Law 4.0”. Also, she advised the German Economic Ministry on the reform of the regime of abuse control in the context of the 10th amendment to the German Competition Law. Currently, she is running a research project for the German Economic Ministry on issues of data access.
Jérémie is a partner in the Brussels office of White & Case. He advises clients on EU antitrust, merger control and other regulatory matters (e.g. Digital Markets Act, Digital Services Acts, Foreign Subsidies Regulation).
Jérémie has represented clients and appeared before EU courts on several recent antitrust cases, including Servier (T-691/14, C-176/19 P and C-201/19 P), Intermarché Casino Achats (T-254/17, C-693/20 P), Credit Agricole (T-113/17) and Toshiba (T-104/13 and C-623/15 P).
Between 2010 and 2012, Jérémie worked at the European Commission as part of the Hearing Officers' team.
Lars Kjølbye is office managing partner in Latham & Watkins' Brussels office. He focuses his practice on complex cases in all areas of EU competition law, including abuse of dominance, restrictive practices, and merger control. He has advised clients on a number of landmark matters in recent years including Broadcom/interim measures, Microsoft/Nuance and Aon/WTW. Prior to private practice, Lars spent ten years at the European Commission's Competition Directorate General.
As head of the Energy and Environment Unit he led the completion of the energy sector inquiry and prosecuted several major abuse of dominance cases. He was also involved in drafting Regulation 1/2003, which established a new procedural framework for applying Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the accompanying guidelines and notices. Lars also served as a référendaire at the European Court of Justice.