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Dr. Tim Reher, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Germany
Languages German, English

Tim Reher advises companies on all aspects of competition law, with a focus on fine proceedings and civil law damages claims. Together with his team, he has handled numerous damages cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. On the defendant’s side, he coordinates the defence on a European and global level, while on the plaintiff’s side, he prepares European-wide enforcement strategies. Tim has special pharmaceutical and medical device, food, fuels and energy as well as sports and media sector expertise. His clients in particular appreciate his skilful negotiation tactics.

Tim joined CMS in 1999 and was made partner in 2005. Alongside his legal practice, he teaches competition law at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg and is a prolific author on competition law matters.

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Listed as notable practitioners for Projects

Chambers Europe, 2024

Listed as notable practitioner for Employment

Chambers Global, 2024

‘The performance level of Tim Reher’s team is outstanding. Especially recently in the major proceedings concerning various issues of cartel damages, in which almost all of the well-known lawyer protagonists were working, we were once again able to determine that we were better positioned than many other parties involved in the proceedings.’, client

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Führender Name im Kartellrecht (über 50 Jahre)

JUVE Handbuch, 2023/2024

„taktisch brillant“, „wir schätzen die unkomplizierte Kommunikation“, Mandanten

JUVE Handbuch, 2023/2024

„Oft empfohlen“ für Kartellrecht

JUVE Handbuch, 2023/2024

"In negotiation situations in particular, he is a guarantee of achieving the best possible results
because he is brilliant in terms of legal tactics.", client

Chambers Europe, 2023

Listed as notable practitioner

Chambers Europe, 2023

Listed as leading individual

Chambers Europe, 2023

Listed for Competition / Antitrust

Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2023 – Handelsblatt in Kooperation mit Best Lawyers

Listed as notable practitioners

Chambers Global, 2023

"In negotiation situations in particular, he is a guarantee of achieving the best possible results because he is brilliant in terms of legal tactics.", client

Chambers Global, 2023

Listed as notable practitioner

Chambers Global, 2021

"Recommended" for Antitrust

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

Leading lawyer for competition law

Kanzleimonitor 2020, 2021

"One client says: 'He is very sharp and has a very good tactical feeling,' further appreciating Tim Reher for 'telling you when he thinks you are on the wrong path. Some lawyers will tell you you are right even when you are not but Tim is not like that'."

Chambers Europe, 2022

Listed as Leading Individual

Chambers Europe, 2022

Listed as notable practitioner

Chambers Europe, 2022

"He is very sharp and has a very good tactical feeling,", client

Chambers Global, 2022

"telling you when he thinks you are on the wrong path. Some lawyers will tell you you are right even when you are not but Tim is not like that.", client

Chambers Global, 2022

Listed as Leading Individual

Chambers Global, 2022

Listed as notable practitioner

Chambers Global, 2022

"Recommended" for Antitrust

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2022 (GCLF)

"very impressed by him and his team", "tactically brilliant", clients

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2022 (GCLF)

Publications

  • "Millionenschaden durch Absprachen von Gebäudeausrüstern", TGA-Kartell, CMS-Blog, 03.04.2020https://www.cmshs-bloggt.de/kartellrecht/tga-kartell-schadensersatz-absprachen-von-gebaeudeausruestern/
  • Länderkapitel "Germany", Chambers and Partners Cartels Guide 2019 (Co-Autor)
  • Competition Germany - Law on cartel damages claims revised, International Law Office 2016
  • Kölner Kommentar zum KartellR; Kommentierung zum Bußgeldverfahren Vor. § 81 GWB, 2014
  • Specific issues in Cross-Border EU Competition Law Actions brought by multiple claimants in a German context, in Cross-Border EU Competition Law Actions, Hrsg. Danov, Becker, Beaumont, 2013
  • International Competition Litigation (Hrsg. Blanke/Nazzini), Kommentierung zum Deutschen Recht gemeinsam mit Bulst, Hilbig und Mäger, Kluwer 2012
  • The European Commission's Journey to a Directive on Damages Actions: One Step forward - Two Steps Back, The European Antitrust Review 2011, p. 53 ff
  • Towards the Directive on Private Enforcement of EC Competition Law: Is the Time Ripe?, The European Antitrust Review 2010, p. 43 ff
  • Die kartellrechtliche Rückzahlungsverpflichtung "nach § 32 GWB". Eine kritische Betrachtung der kartellbehördlichen Befugnisse nach der "Stadtwerke Uelzen"-Entscheidung des BGH, WuW 2010, p. 513
  • Plans for Private Antitrust Damages Actions Directive Suffer Setbach, ILO-Newsletter 2010
  • Dawn Raids: Federal Cartel Office scrutinizes market for consumer products, ILO-Newsletter 2010
  • Commission publishes study on quantification of damages, ILO-Newsletter 2010
  • The Commission's White Paper on Damages Actions for Breach of the EC Antitrust Rules, The European Antitrust Review 2009
  • Commission plans Private Antitrust Enforcement Directive, ILO-Newsletter 2009
  • German Federal Cartel Offices fines pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy associations and pharmacies in Germany for resale price maintenance, ILO- (International Law Office) Newsletter 2008
  • European Initiative on Damages Action for Breach of Competition Rules, The European Antitrust Review 2008, p. 46-49
  • The Commission's Green Paper on Damages Actions for Break of Competition Rules, The European Antitrust Review 2007, p. 40 f
  • "Kartellrechtliche Schadensersatzansprüche nach 7. GWB Novelle für Altfälle am Beispiel des Vitaminkartells", Liber Amicorum für Alexander Riesenkampff zum 70. Geburtstag, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2007, p. 40 ff
  • Federal Cartel Office Announces New Leniency Programme, ILO-Newsletter 2006
  • Kommentierung der Spezialisierungsvereinbarungen, Kommentierung der Spezialisierungsvereinbarungen, Verlag C.H. Beck, München 2006
  • Antitrust Amendments: Private Enforcement US-Style, International Law Office, Legal Newsletter 2005
  • Court Rules on Damages Claims Against Cartel Members, International Law Office - Legal Newsletter 2005
  • Kartellrecht und Risikomanagement, Hansa 2004, p. 22 ff
  • First Vitamins Victory for an Industrial Customer, Global Competition Review 2004
  • Wegfall des Rabattgesetzes eröffnet neue Werbemöglichkeiten, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) 2000
  • Einschränkungen der Tabakwerbung bleiben möglich, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) 2000
  • Tabakwerbung ist nicht gänzlich verboten, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) 2000
  • Das Werbeverbot für Tabakerzeugnisse - geht das Prinzip der begrenzten Einzelermächtigung in Rauch auf?, EWS 1998, p. 294 ff
  • Gesetzgebungskompetenzen der Gemeinschaft nach dem Urteil des EuGH zur Einlagensicherung, EWS 1997, p. 366 ff
  • Gesellschaftsrecht in Gemeinsamen Märkten, Nomos 1997
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Lectures list

  • Main Features of European Corporate and Capital Market Law, lecture given in Europäische Rechtsakademie Trier (ERA), in October 1999
  • European Corporate and Capital Market Law after the Centros Decision from the European Court of Justice, lecture in the Europäische Rechtsakademie Trier (ERA) in September 2000
  • International Merger Control, English-speaking training session at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, in the autumn term of 2002
  • Competition Law: "Co-operations and Joint Ventures", English lecture at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Autumn term 2003
  • Seminar "Current Questions of German and European Competition Law", lecturer at the Bucerius Law School, Summer term 2004, ongoing
  • together with Prof. Dr K. Schmidt Competition Law: "Cartels, Merger Control and Joint Ventures", English lecture at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Autumn term 2004
  • Competition Law and Merger Control, English lecture at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, since 2005
  • Private Enforcement: Schadenersatz wie in den USA? CMS-Seminar zur 7. GWB-Novelle, München, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Autumn term 2005
  • Anti-trust/Competition Law, joint Master of Law and Business Program Bucerius Law School and WHU School of Management, visiting professor, 2006/2007
  • Speaker on Cartel Damages Claims in Germany, American Bar Association, autumn conference "EU Antitrust Litigation - Mouse or Mountain?", London, 5 October 2007
  • Introduction an new trends in EU and German Competition Law, C.H. Beck Seminar, since 2007 at Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Hamburg
  • Speaker on GCR 2009 Competition Law Review Conference "Damages Actions for Breach of the EC Antitrust Rules", Brussels, 17 November 2009
  • CMS Competition Conference 2011, Panel Diskussionsleiter on Private Actions, Enforce Competition Law, 2011, Brüssel
  • Specific issues in Cross-Border EU Competition Law Actions brought by multiple claimants in Cross-Border EU Competition Law Actions, London April 2012
  • CMS Competition Conference 2013
  • CMS Competition Conference 2013, Panel Diskussionsleiter zur Entwicklung von zivilrechtlichen Kartellschadensersatzansprüchen, Brüssel
  • CMS Competition Conference 2015, Vortrag zur praktischen Erfahrungen mit der Durchsetzung von kartellzivilrechtlichen Schadensersatzansprüchen vor deutschen Gerichten
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Education

  • Trainee lawyer in Hamburg
  • PhD; topic: European corporate law (comparative law thesis)
  • Research assistant in the special research centre "Economic and Legal Analysis of the international Trade in Services" of the German Research Foundation at Konstanz University
  • Magister Juris graduate course in law at University of Oxford, Exeter College
  • Law studies in Konstanz
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27/10/2023
JUVE Awards 2023: CMS recognised as Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust
Berlin – International commercial law firm CMS Germany was recognised yesterday evening as Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust at the JUVE Awards 2023. The JUVE Awards are regarded as among the most...

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02/02/2024
CMS successfully represents 130 cable network operators in feed-in fee...
Hamburg – The ARD regional public service broadcasters and Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH (DNMG) have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement for distributing ARD programmes and services across the networks operated by DNMG members. The agreement is the result of a constructive and intensive negotiation process, which led to the parties settling their in-court dispute relating to non-dis­crim­in­at­ory feed-in terms.A CMS team headed by Dr Markus Schöner successfully represented DNMG and its network operators in the court proceedings. The CMS team previously worked on the test case brought by wilhelm. tel GmbH against ZDF, when the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) applied the prohibition of discrimination under competition law to the refusal to pay feed-in fees in a 2021 ruling. Following the case, the cable network operators affiliated with DNMG were able to resolve various issues with ZDF, including the feed-in fee. CMS is currently continuing to represent DNMG and its network operators in the remaining disputes with ARTE. CMS Germany Dr Markus Schöner, Lead Partner Dr Nantje Johnston, Principal Counsel Dr Tim Reher, Partner, all Antitrust, Competition & Trade Dr Matthias Schlingmann, Partner, Dispute ResolutionPress Con­tact presse@cms-hs. com
27/10/2023
JUVE Awards 2023: CMS recognised as Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust
Berlin – International commercial law firm CMS Germany was recognised yesterday evening as Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust at the JUVE Awards 2023. The JUVE Awards are regarded as among the most...
18/04/2023
Germany adopts proposal to give Federal Cartel Office more power to intervene...
On 5 April 2023, the German federal government adopted the proposal of the 11th amendment to the German Act for Restraints against Competition (GWB) and started the legislative procedure in the federal...
10/10/2022
Germany proposes law on competition that strengthens the Federal Cartel...
On 26 September 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented the draft for the 11th GWB amendment, which is to be called the Law for the Improvement of Competition...
20/01/2022
Success for Federal State of Baden-Württem­berg in “timber dispute” before...
Stuttgart – On 20 January 2022, Stuttgart Regional Court dismissed the lawsuit brought by 36 sawmills against the Federal State of Baden-Württem­berg in what has been dubbed the “timber dispute”...
23/04/2021
CMS advises Raiffeisen Waren GmbH on acquiring multiple retail locations...
Hamburg – Raiffeisen Waren GmbH has acquired a total of 19 retail locations from Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale e.G. As part of the transaction, the two parties will also set up a joint venture for the distribution...
04/02/2021
CMS advises Warburg-HIH Invest on acquisition of Stapelwerk business campus...
Hamburg – Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (Warburg-HIH Invest) has acquired the Stapelwerk business campus in Hamburg from aurelius Meiendorf GmbH. Located at Meiendorfer Straße 205, the site comprises...
22/01/2021
Germany amends the law against restraints of competition
On 20 January 2021, extensive amendments to German competition law came into force with the enactment of the 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB), which was passed...
19/01/2021
The 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition...
Comprehensive amendments to German competition law came into force today with the 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB) in the form of the GWB Digitisation Act.1 This...
13/02/2019
CMS advises Highland Group Holdings Ltd., Siemens Financial Services and...
Hamburg – Highland Group Holdings Ltd., Siemens Financial Services and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have sold and transferred 80% of their shares in Germany’s second-largest offshore wind farm...
19/04/2018
Serbian Competition Law Enforcement
We have the honour to invite you to an international conference on "Serbian Competition Law Enforcement - Status and Per­spect­ives" to be held on Thursday, 19 April 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton...
06/03/2017
CMS successfully advises on sale of Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm
Hamburg – Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (Highland) and Northland Power Inc. (Northland) have entered into a share purchase agreement for the sale of the 252 Megawatt offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht...