Dr. Janssen specialises in European and German anti-trust law. This especially includes compliance measures and defence against anti-trust claims, foreign and domestic merger control proceedings, distribution systems and cooperation agreements between competitors. Dr. Helmut Janssen also assists in a wide range of public grants cases related to EU state aid. A further area of expertise is international trade law, WTO as well as EU anti-subvention/anti-dumping policy. He has also written a reference textbook on anti-trust law (5th edition in 2015) and numerous professional articles.
Court-approved antitrust mediator
Dr. Helmut Janssen is an antitrust mediator approved by the competent German Court of Appeal. As a mediator, he specialises in the out-of-court settlement of claims arising under antitrust law, e.g., for damages, injunctive relief, and supply. A procedure before an antitrust mediator offers several advantages. An agreement concluded by the parties in front of a court-approved mediator has the same effect as a state court judgment.
Dr. Helmut Janssen was born in 1966. He studied law and political science at the University of Münster, Germany, and was an assistant at the Institute of International Business, later earning his doctorate there. He earned his Master of Laws (LL.M) from King's College London, England. His legal clerkship included placements in Hamburg, Toronto, and Brussels. He was admitted to the bar in 1997, practiced in Hamburg and Budapest and has headed Luther’sBrussels office since 2003. He advises an international client base on all questions concerning German and European competition law (anti-trust law, state aid law, foreign trade).