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Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt is a partner in the Brussels and Düsseldorf offices of Mayer Brown’s Antitrust & Competition practice. He co-leads the European Antitrust & Competition team of Mayer Brown and is partner-in-charge of the Brussels office.
A focus of his counseling concerns merger control risk analyses and complex merger control notifications; he has gained considerable experience in responsibly handling second phase (in-depth) investigations before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. He regularly coordinates multi-jurisdictional merger filings.
Mr. Schmidt also represents clients in cartel case investigations, structures compliance programmes, and provides assessments of vertical and horizontal arrangements, including information exchanges and he advises on state aid issues.
IFLR 2016 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms ranks Mr. Schmidt as a "Leading Lawyer for EU Competition." According to Chambers Global 2015 clients value his business-oriented and pragmatic advice, saying: “He is keen and experienced, and always provides us with a very short and clear answer”. German directory JUVE 2015/2016 ranks him as “frequently recommended” expert and JUVE 2013/2014 states that he ”belongs to the circle of well-established antitrust lawyers at EU level.” Chambers Europe 2012 states that "clients note his responsiveness and strategic advice."