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Daphne Brunkhorst

Daphne Brunkhorst


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

Daphne Brunkhorst advises on all aspects of German and European competition law with a focus on related distribution law matters, merger control, cartel damages and the digital economy. She represents clients in all proceedings before the European Commission as well as before the Federal Cartel Office and German courts and often acts for international consumer goods companies as well as digital economy or traditional industry businesses.

Daphne joined CMS in 2019. She studied law in Germany, the UK and France with corresponding qualifications in each country.

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  • 2018: Legal employee in an international commercial law firm (dispute resolution & litigation)
  • 2016 - 2018: Trainee lawyer at Berlin Higher Regional Court and second state examination in law, including placements at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (legal representation of the Federal Republic of Germany before EU courts) and an international commercial law firm
  • 2015 - 2016: Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, Maîtrise en droit européen
  • 2012 - 2015: Law studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, first state examination in law
  • 2010 - 2014: English Law and German Law, LL.B., King’s College London
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  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (association of German-speaking lawyer specialising in competition law)
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