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Dr. Alex Petrasincu

Dr. Alex Petrasincu is Managing Partner at Hausfeld in Germany. He advises on all aspects of European and German competition law with a special focus on antitrust litigation.

Alex is specialized in representing parties in cartel damages actions before the German courts, and has advised on damages actions in various jurisdictions. Alex has represented parties in and advised on actions before numerous German District Courts, Courts of Appeals, the German Constitutional Court, as well as the European Court of Justice. In addition, Alex has particular experience in conducting internal investigations and representing clients in cartel investigations by the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. His activities for companies affected by the truck cartel as well as for trading companies in the proceedings against German banking associations regarding the merchant fees for the electronic cash system have attracted special attention.

The business magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Handelsblatt have named him one of the leading German antitrust lawyers. In 2019 he was also awarded the Client Choice Award in the field of antitrust law in Germany by Lexology. For years, Alex Petrasincu has been listed as one of the leading German antitrust lawyers by the magazines Juve, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

Having studied in Düsseldorf, Paris X-Nanterre, Münster, and at Columbia Law School, Alex holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. in competition law. He frequently gives lectures and writes articles on German and EU competition law. Alex is admitted to the bars in Germany and New York.


Bar Exam, New York

LL.M., Columbia University (Harlan-Fiske-Stone-Scholar)

Dr. iur., Westfälische Wilhelms University, Munster

Bar Exam / 2. State Exam, North Rhine-Westphalia

- Distinction

LL.B. / 1. State Exam, Dusseldorf

- Distinction

Bar Admissions

Rechtsanwalt, Germany

Attorney-at-law, New York


Author, "Schienenkartell-Urteil des BGH - keine Kehrtwende im Kartellschadensersatzrecht", BB 2019, 399

Co-Author, "Die Entscheidung des BGH in Sachen Grauzementkartell - Klärung wesentlicher Fragen des Kartellschadensersatzrechts", WuW 2018, 374-378

Co Author, "Erstes Urteil in Sachen LKW-Urteil", WuW 2018, 126-129

Co-Author, "Europarechtliche Aspekte zur Anwendbarkeit der Verjährungshemmung gem. § 33 Abs. 5 GWB a.F. auf Altfälle", WuW 2018, 174-180

Co-Author, "Wie Phoenix aus der Asche - Zeitliche Anwendbarkeit der Offenlegungsregeln des § 33 g GWB im Lichte jüngster Rechtsprechung", NZKart 2018, 286-291

Co-author, “Private Enforcement: An overview of the leading cases and opinions,” 25 January 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Private enforcement, Art. N° 85639

Co-author, “Die Anwendbarkeit und Reichweite von Schiedsvereinbarungen in Kartellschadensersatzprozessen” (Effectiveness and scope of arbitration clauses in antitrust damages claims), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2017, 585-591

Co-author, “Disclosure of evidence included in the file of a competition authority (Implementation of the EU Damages Directive into Member State law - Würzburg, May 5, 2017), September 2017, Concurrences Review N° 3-2017)

Author, “Überblick über die 9. GWB-Novelle“ (Overview regarding 9th Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition), Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2017, 921

Co-author, „Intertemporale Anwendung des Kartelldeliktsrechts nach der 9. GWB-Novelle“ (Temporal application of the provisions on cartel damages claims following the 9th Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2017, 306

Author, “Kartellschadensersatz nach dem Referentenentwurf der 9. GWB-Novelle” (Cartel damages claims pursuant to the draft 9th Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2016, 330

Co-author, Chapter on Germany, in: Competition Law in Western Europe and the USA, Kluwer, 2016

Author, Series commenting on the new European Cartel Damages Directive,

Author, "Verjährung des Gesamtschuldnerregresses wegen Kartellschadensersatzansprüchen“ (Statute of limitations for contribution claims arising out of cartel damage claims), Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2014, 437

Co-author, "Access to leniency documents in Germany“, Competition Law Insight August 2014,  14 – nominated for Antitrust Writing Award 2015

Co-author, "Die Beiziehung von Ermittlungsakten im Kartellzivilprozess“ (accessing a public prosecutor's files in cartel damages proceeding), Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2014, 304

Author, "Discovery revisited - the impact of the US discovery rules on the European Commission's leniency programme“, European Competition Law Review 2011, 356

Author, "Die amerikanischen Horizontal Merger Guidelines“ (US Horizontal Merger Guidelines), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2010, 985

Author, "The treatment of vertical and conglomerate mergers in the European Union“, 40 Georgetown Journal of International Law 669 (2009)

Author, "The European Commission's new guidelines on the assessment of non-horizontal mergers“, European Competition Law Review 2008, 221

Author, "Horizontale, vertikale und konglomerate Zusammenschlüsse in der europäischen und amerikanischen Fusionskontrolle“ (Horizontal, vertical and conglomerate mergers in EU and US merger control), 2009

Presentations & Speeches

Speaker/Panelist, “New law, new lessons: Germany updates for the digital and damages age”, GCR Live, Düsseldorf, Germany, 16 November 2017

Speaker, “Implementation of the EU Damages Directive into Member State law” – Würzburg University, May 5, 2017

Speaker, “Offenlegungsregeln nach der 9. GWB-Novelle “ (Disclosure following the 9th Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition), Arbeitstagung der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (Working meeting of the German Association for Antitrust Law), Bonn, Germany, December 2016

Speaker, "Private Antitrust Enforcement in Europe - the Practioner's Perspective“, Düsseldorf Summer School on European Business Law, 5 August 2015

Speaker, "Verjährung von Kartellschadensersatzansprüchen“, Regionalveranstaltung Rheinland der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, (Talk at meeting of the regional group Rheinland of the German Association for Antitrust Law on statute of limitations of cartel damage claims), Bonn, Germany, 11 May 2014

Speaker, "Follow-on Actions in Europe: The New Directive“, Kroll Ontrack Event, Brussels, Belgium, 25 September 2013

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