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Jürgen Schindler


Jürgen Schindler

Antitrust & Competition

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

Jürgen has extensive experience in complex global, EU and German merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. His practice spans sectors including energy, finance, technology, shipping, airlines, raw materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer and industrial products. In addition, Jürgen litigates before the European courts in Luxembourg.

Jürgen 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) of around 140 competition authorities, and he regularly contributes to the ICN’s cartel and merger working groups. Clients quoted by Chambers say he is “an exceptional competition lawyer” who is “able to provide meaningful feedback and advice in a very short period of time.”

Jürgen previously 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, Global Leader and Thought Leader

JUVE, Brussels – EU Law/Competition

LL.M., Antitrust Law & Economics, Georgetown University Law Center
  • with distinction
Second Legal State Exam, Hanseatic High Court
LL.M., European Competition Law, College of Europe
  • magna cum laude
First Legal State Exam, University of Hamburg
Master, International and European 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 EU-List
  • Frankfurt am Main Bar, Germany
  • State of New York
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