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About Dr. Ilka Oberländer

Ilka's practice focuses on all aspects of German and European competition law, with a focus on merger control, cartel proceedings and compliance. Ilka also advises on German foreign investment law.

Ilka has particular experience with EU and multi-jurisdictional merger analysis and complex joint ventures and cooperations in the automotive and technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.

Ilka speaks German, English and Spanish.

Recent work

  • Advising Volkswagen AG in its $2.6 billion co-investment with Ford Motor Co. in Argo AI, an autonomous vehicles company based in the US
  • Advising Liberty Global on the sale of its operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone for a total enterprise value of approximately €19bn
  • Advising two large European media houses on their joint online and print advertising cooperation


  • University of Freiburg, Germany (Dr iur)
  • Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels, Belgium (LLM in European Law and European Competition Law)
  • University of Passau / Humboldt University of Berlin (German State Exam in Law)
  • Complutense University of Madrid