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Jürgen Schindler


Jürgen Schindler

Antitrust & Competition

Head – EU Antitrust, based in London. Advises clients on complex global, EU and German merger control and other matters. Litigates before the European courts.

Jürgen has extensive experience advising clients on complex global, EU and German merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. His practice encompasses a broad range of sectors, including energy, finance, technology, transport (shipping and airlines), raw materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer and industrial products. In addition, Jürgen litigates before the European courts in Luxembourg.

Clients benefit from Jürgen’s extensive geographic coverage; he has advised clients around the globe and is admitted to practice in New York, Belgium and Germany. He is a Non-Governmental Adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN), which includes approximately 140 competition authorities worldwide, and he regularly contributes to the ICN’s cartel and merger working groups.

Earlier in his career, Jürgen completed an internship with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and worked as an International Fellow at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.


Experience highlights

Jürgen’s representations before joining Davis Polk include the following:

  • Google in numerous unilateral conduct investigations in Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Advent International in numerous merger control proceedings
  • Saudi Aramco in numerous merger control proceedings
  • General Electric in numerous merger control proceedings





Chambers Europe and Global – Competition: EU – Belgium

Chambers Global – Competition: EU – Belgium, Foreign expert in Germany

Who’s Who Legal – Competition, Thought Leader 

JUVE, Brussels – EU Law/Competition

LL.M., U.S. Antitrust Law & Economics, Georgetown University Law Center
  • with distinction
LL.M., European Competition Law, College of Europe
  • magna cum laude
Second Legal State Exam, Hanseatic High Court, Germany
First Legal State Exam, University of Hamburg
  • with distinction
Master, European & International Law, Université de Toulouse
Professional history
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2023-present
  • Partner, Allen & Overy, 2012-2023
  • Associate, Allen & Overy, 2008-2012
Qualifications and admissions
  • Brussels E-List
  • Frankfurt
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