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Dr. Elena Wiese



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Wiese Elena

Dr. Elena Wiese
Wiese Elena
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"Elena is among the rising stars in Germany's antitrust arena"

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Elena Wiese provides pragmatic solutions to complex EU and German antitrust issues. 

She has extensive experience in merger control matters before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. In international transactions, Elena has a reputation for effectively leading a team of local counsel to obtain expeditious clearance of mergers in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan and others.

She has successfully defended companies and industry associations in antitrust fine proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office, achieving settlements and dismissals without fines. Numerous clients, particularly in the automotive and technology sectors, rely on her advice.

A particular focus of Elena's practice is providing comprehensive antitrust advice on abuse of dominance and access to technology and data. With her strong background in our IPMT group, Elena is the go-to person for licensing, FRAND access and R&D issues. 

Elena is a thought leader for ESG, in particular sustainability, in antitrust and mergers and publishes regularly. Clients praise her as a "brilliant up-and-coming competition lawyer".

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"brilliant upcoming competition lawyer"


Representative experience

Defending a major German industry association in cartel proceedings before the Feder Cartel Office.

Defending a major German company in the food sector in cartel proceedings. 

Antitrust counsel to leading German company in the defense sector in various merger proceedings and competitor cooperations.

Antitrust counsel to various DAX40 companies in SEP and FRAND disputes.

Advising a leading international company in the automotive sector on all aspects of global merger control, cooperation agreements, and antitrust compliance.


  • Dr. iur., University of Münster, 2017
  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, 2014
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2011
  • German Antitrust Lawyers' Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht)


Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers


Future Leader Competition

Who's Who Legal

Included for Competition Law

Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Winner of the European Rising Star Award for Competition and Antitrust

IFLR Europe Awards

Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust Law for Germany and Europe

MG (Legal Media Group) Europe Rising Stars