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Moritz Pottek

Senior Associate

CMS EU Law Office
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels
Languages German, English, Spanish

Moritz Pottek advises and represents German and international companies across sectors in competition law and trade matters. His competition law practice includes acting in merger control, abuse and fine proceedings before the EU Commission, the Federal Cartel Office and EU courts as well as advising on distribution issues related to competition law. He is particularly interested in digital business models.

His trade practice concentrates on foreign trade law, including foreign investment review procedures, export control matters, anti-dumping, trade sanctions and embargoes. In this context, he also handles compliance issues.

Moritz joined CMS in 2019, after having started his legal career in 2017 at an international law firm in dispute resolution. He can therefore also draw on arbitration experience, particularly with regards to investment protection. Having studied abroad at the Universidad de Chile and worked in Buenos Aires during his legal training, he is also experienced with the Latin-American legal culture.

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  • 2017: Second state examination in law
  • 2015 - 2017: Trainee lawyer at Celle Higher Regional Court including placements in a maritime law boutique firm in Hamburg and an international law firm in Buenos Aires
  • 2015: First state examination in law
  • 2008 - 2015: Law studies at the University of Hamburg and Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, with a focus on “law and economics”
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  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (association of German-speaking lawyers specialising in competition law)
  • Lateinamerikaverein e.V. (Business Association for Latin America)
  • Hamburg Lawyers‘ Association
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