Dr. Sebastian Max Hauser is an associate in the Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice. He has experience in a broad spectrum of antitrust matters under German and EU laws. This includes assisting clients in obtaining clearance of M&A transactions from the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and other national competition authorities as well as representing clients in national and multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations. Mr. Hauser has also represented clients in complex legal disputes, particularly with regard to cartel damages and other antitrust related issues such as non-compete obligations, territorial and customer exclusivity as well as long-term supply agreements.
Mr. Hauser’s work covers a wide range of industries, including the financial and private equity industry, automotive, food retailing, pharmaceuticals, information technology and oil and gas.
Mr. Hauser completed both State Exams with distinction and spent time with the German Federal Cartel Office and the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission as part of his legal clerkship. He earned his doctorate summa cum laude with a thesis on divestiture remedies in European cartel proceedings. During his doctoral studies, he spent a term as visiting researcher at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY, USA.
Mr. Hauser regularly publishes articles on antitrust law issues.
He is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.