Dr. Sven B. Völcker is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Brussels office and Co-chair of the firm's global Antitrust & Competition Practice. His practice covers the full range of EU and German competition law, including merger control, cartel and other behavioral cases and EU State aid. With 20 years' experience in competition law, Dr. Völcker guides clients through complex antitrust procedures. He has obtained merger clearances on behalf of his clients in a number of major cross-border transactions and has advised on some of the largest multi-jurisdictional cartel and abuse of dominance cases of recent years. With a track record of more than 20 cases before the EU courts, he is also an experienced litigator and able to effectively defend his clients’ business interest beyond the authority level, if needed.
Dr. Völcker has particularly deep experience in a range of industry sectors, including aviation, high technology, software, financial services and sports.
Dr. Völcker frequently writes and speaks on competition law issues and teaches EU and German competition law at Göttingen University and at Brussels School of Competition. He is a non-governmental advisor to the European Commission in the International Competition Network (ICN). Legal publications such as Chambers, GCR’s Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, JUVE and Best Lawyers in Belgium recognize him as one of the leading lawyers in his field.