“Absolutely at the pinnacle of the profession”
Clients turn to Frank when they need a competition lawyer with authority, a global reputation and extensive knowledge of the world’s competition law regimes.
Frank draws on over 25 years’ experience to defend his clients’ interests in EU and multijurisdictional competition procedures and investigations.
With increasing intra-agency co-operation in merger and cartel investigations, clients need a globally co-ordinated defence. Frank’s practice has brought him before the European Commission, Germany’s Bundeskartellamt and other key global authorities, including the US DOJ and FTC and China’s Mofcom, in some of the most complex merger transactions and investigations into anti-competitive practices. He is also an experienced litigator before the European courts in Luxemburg.
Frank speaks German, English and French.back to tab navigation
- Defending clients in the recent cartel investigations of the European Commission regarding block trains and ethylen.
- Advising Holcim on the merger control aspects of its $43bn merger of equals with Lafarge and the subsequent divestment of businesses in 15 countries.
- Advising Siemens through one of the very few in-depth phase II merger investigations to close without conditions when it acquired US-based Dresser Rand.
- Advising a third party in the Dow/DuPont merger proceedings.
- Advising BASF on its acquisition of Bayer's seed and herbicide businesses, which Bayer intends to divest ahead of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.
- Advising Siemens on the transformative combination of Siemens’ and Alstom’s mobility businesses.
- United World College of the Atlantic, Wales (IB, 1976)
- University of Bonn, Germany (Dr iur, 1984)
- University of Georgia, US (LLM. 1982)
- Member of the board of editors of Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht (Journal of Competition Law)
- Non-governmental adviser to the delegations of the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and Germany’s Bundeskartellamt at International Competition Network (ICN) conferences since the formation of the ICN in 2001
- Chairman of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (the Antitrust Lawyers Association for Germany, Austria and Switzerland) since 2006
- Member of Freshfields' partnership council, the firm’s strategy and decision-making body
- Previously managing partner of Freshfields' Brussels office, co-head of the firm's global antitrust, competition and trade group and chair of its finance and risk committee
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Frank Montag is named Global Competition Lawyer of the Year for the seventh consecutive time - no-one has won this award more often. He received a greater number of recommendations than any of his peers and was described as being “absolutely at the pinnacle of the profession”
'[Frank] is recognised as a benchmark within the industry’