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Michael Jürgen Werner

Michael Jürgen Werner

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


Michael Jürgen Werner is based in the Brussels office and partner in the Antitrust and Competition practice of Norton Rose Fulbright. He joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2001 as partner, having been a resident partner in a major German law firm in Brussels since 1995.

With almost 30 years of experience, he is a competition and regulatory leading advisor in the core area such as railways, transport, infrastructure, aviation and road transport. He advises national governments and governmental bodies as well as private companies on competition, public procurement, regulatory, state aid issues including merger control commercial cooperation, joint ventures, cartel and state aid investigation, restructuring and privatisation.

He has been co-chairing a parliamentary group (in the German Bundestag) which has been set up to draft a PPP modernisation law, covering various aspects and aimed at improving legal conditions for the implementation of PPP projects, including rail infrastructure and public procurement. He also advised the Czech and Slovak Government on the compliance of national legislation with EU law as well as the Polish and Estonian Governments.

In addition to his advisory work, Jürgen is a lecturer at a major German University on competition, state aid, and public procurement law. He was elected to the Advisory Board of ERA (The Academy of European Law). Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at international conferences on competition and regulatory topics, public procurement and state aid issues.

Membership in Professional Associations: Member of the European Aviation Lawyers Association, the European Aviation Club; President of the German Lawyers Association in Belgium (“Deutscher Anwaltverein in Belgien”); New member of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and Vice-Chair of the EU Lawyers Committee

Publications: He is co-author of several leading commentaries on EU competition law and public procurement law (Byok/Jäger, commentary on German Public Procurement Law, 4th ed. to be published beginning of 2017) as well as author of the competition commentary (Frankfurter Kommentar) about the Technology Transfer Block Exemption regulation. Co-editor and co-author of Brussels Commentary on Maritime EU Law.

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