Dr. Elena Wiese

Dr. Elena Wiese


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 316

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Elena Wiese offers pragmatic solutions to complex antitrust issues. With professional experience gained in Germany and in our D.C. office, Elena understands both the legal needs of multi-national companies navigating cross-border antitrust issues as well as straight-forward domestic advice.

Elena's clients rely on her expertise in complex cartel investigations, merger proceedings and cartel damage litigation. She successfully defended companies and industry associations before the German Federal Cartel Office, coordinated international merger proceedings and advised in cartel damage claims. Combining her antitrust experience with a strong academic background in IP law, Elena is also the go-to-choice for IP related aspects of antitrust law where clients seek her advice on R&D cooperations, license negotiations and FRAND claims.

Elena is dedicated to our pro bono and diversity initiatives. She also regularly mentors female students and trainees, and gives lectures on antitrust law at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Awards and recognitions


Winner of the European Rising Star Award for Competition and Antitrust
Euromoney Legal Media Group


Recommended for Competition and Antitrust
Best Lawyers Germany


Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust for Germany
Expert Guides


Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust for Europe
Euromoney Legal Media Group


Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust for Germany
Expert Guides

Education and admissions


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)

Representative experience

Represented Volkswagen Financial Services in EU merger control proceedings.

Antitrust counsel to major international automotive OEM in a strategic international cooperation.

Represented major German industry association in cartel proceedings.

Antitrust counsel to DAX30 company in FRAND dispute.

Conducted a major internal investigation regarding compliance with antitrust laws.

Representing a globally active player in antitrust litigation pursuing claims against various supplier cartels.

Antitrust counsel to Bilfinger SE in German merger control proceedings.

Antitrust counsel to leading German naval shipyard Lürssen in merger and tender proceedings.

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