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About Dr. Alexander Harrer

Alexander is an Associate in our antitrust, competition and trade practice group.

He advises on all aspects of European and German competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and follow-on damages actions.

Alexander speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising clients in cartel investigations initiated by the European Commission and national competition authorities

  • Advising clients with regard to internal compliance investigations

  • Advising clients on all aspects of merger control proceedings 

  • Advising Vossloh AG on the sale of its locomotives business to CRRC ZELC

  • Advising BorgWarner Inc. on the acquisition of battery systems manufaturer AKASOL AG

  • Advising HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA in bidding process and acquisition by French car parts supplier Faurecia S.E.

  • Advising consortium of Altur Fund V and SMS group in the acquisition of a 50% shareholding in KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG

  • Advising Knorr-Bremse AG on the dissolution of two joint ventures with Robert Bosch GmbH.



  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Cologne, Germany (Dr. iur.)
  • Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, Germany (legal clerkship/Rechtsreferendariat with postings at the German Consulate General in Los Angeles, USA and leading corporate law firms in Düsseldorf

Professional Qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany


  • Die Beendigung der Zuwiderhandlung gegen das Kartellverbot des Art. 101 Abs. 1 AEUV, Nomos-Verlag 2019