Dr. Rüdiger M. Lahme is a senior associate in the Litigation & Trial Department of the Hamburg and Brussels offices. He focuses on domestic and international antitrust litigation.
Mr. Lahme has extensive experience in handling complex litigation matters at all levels of judicial proceedings, from pre-trial strategy advice to the highest instances, including the German Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice) and the European Court of Justice. His broad courtroom expertise stems from his track record of appearances before almost all German district and appellate courts.
Mr. Lahme has more than 10 years of experience in the emerging field of German antitrust litigation. His interest in this area of law arose in 2005 during his time as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Immenga at the University of Göttingen, where he obtained his doctorate summa cum laude with a thesis on the private enforcement of German and European antitrust law. Mr. Lahme has remained engaged in this area since, and lectures on antitrust litigation both internally at Latham & Watkins and at the Professional School of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.
Mr. Lahme has recently authored, together with his colleague Marguerite Sullivan, a chapter on the applicable EU law principles for class actions with a focus on antitrust litigation in “Class Actions - A Global Guide from Practical Law” published by Thomson Reuters. Furthermore, he is author of the chapter “Actions for antitrust injunctive relief” in the (German language) handbook “Antitrust proceedings” published by Beck (forthcoming).