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Michaela Westrup

Dr. Michaela Westrup, LL.M.

Counsel

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Education

  • University of Frankfurt, Germany, 2001, Dr. jur.
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2000, Second State Exam (Bar exam equivalent)
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, 1999, LL.M.
  • University of Frankfurt, Germany, 1997, First State Exam (J.D. equivalent)
  • University of Frankfurt, Germany, Study of Law
  • University of Keele, 1995, Study of Law

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Germany

Court Admissions

  • All German Higher Regional Courts
  • All German Local and District Courts

Languages

  • German
  • English

Dr. Michaela Westrup is a counsel in the Munich office and member of the European & Middle East Corporate Group. She focuses on European and German antitrust and competition law.

She has more than 15 years of professional experience in advising and representing national and international clients in proceedings before competition authorities as well as in disputes before German and European courts.

One main focus of her work involves the digital economy particularly in competition aspects of online distribution such as dual pricing, most-favored-nation clauses, platform bans, selective distribution, rebate systems, and other sales restrictions, which have been of main interest to competition authorities across the EU for many years. With her wealth of experience and longstanding expertise in this special area, she has the needed capabilities to successfully assist clients from various industries in this regard, including representation in proceedings.

She regularly speaks and writes about latest developments in antitrust and competition law.

The Munich team is continuously recommended by national and international publications in the field of “Antitrust”.  Clients describe her as
"provides advise which is practical and close to the business"
"has particular profound legal knowledge"
"knows how to put complex legal matters into simple words"
"provides clear, unambiguous and plausible advice"
"very reliable and proficient"
"achieves practicable solutions"

Professional Affiliations

  • Munich Bar Association 
  • German Competition Law Association
  • Munich Competition Law Forum