Dr. Merlin Gömann is an associate with Hausfeld in Berlin. He advises clients on EU and German competition law, conflict of laws and complex litigation, with a focus on antitrust.
Before joining Hausfeld as an associate, Merlin worked for a leading international law firm in Brussels and was a law clerk at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, representing the Federal Republic of Germany before the EU Courts.
Merlin’s doctorate (Ph.D.) focuses on conflicts of law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and was completed at the University of Augsburg and the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Universities of Hannover and Augsburg.
He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in EU law from the College of Europe in Bruges. Merlin is fluent in German, French and English and has a good command of Spanish and Italian.
Bar Exam / 2nd State Exam, Berlin
Ph.D., Augsburg / Berlin – Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation; visiting scholar at the University of Padua
LL.M., Bruges – Scholarship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
LL.B. / 1st State Exam, Hannover – Scholarship of the German State of Lower Saxony
"Comparing Private Enforcement of EU Competition and Data Protection Law", Journal of European Tort Law 13 (2022), Issue 2, 154-182, (co-authored).
“Internal Conflict of Laws under the GDPR. The Common Scope of Application of European Union Member States’ GDPR Adaptation Laws”, Mohr Siebeck, June 2021, 833 (Ph.D.).
“A Hidden Revolution: Domestic Application of Foreign Public Law under the GDPR”, Verfassungsblog, 2021/6/17.
“Germany”, in: Ernst Karner/Barbara C. Steininger (Hrsg.), European Tort Law Yearbook 2019 / 2017, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston 2020 /2018 (co-authored).
“Cross-Border (Online) Data Processing in the European Single Market under the GDPR”, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018, 680-686 (in German).
“The new territorial scope of EU data protection law: Deconstructing a revolutionary achievement”, Common Market Law Review 54, Issue 2, 567–590.