Rolf Hempel specialises in German and EU competition law including merger control. He advises companies on all competition law issues, including compliance, and represents companies in merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, antitrust damages actions and other antitrust litigation, cartel fine proceedings as well as administrative proceedings before competition authorities.
Rolf also advises his clients on energy regulation matters and represents energy companies and other market players in particular in administrative and appeal procedures in this area. These matters often revolve around network access, network access tariffs and unbundling.
Rolf joined CMS in 2004 and was made partner in 2011. In 2010, he was seconded to Drinker Biddle & Reath in Chicago. He has authored numerous articles on competition law and contributes to the competition law section of a respected industry blog.