Tim Schaper

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Tim Schaper

Tim Schaper



Dr. Tim Schaper is a competition lawyer based in Hamburg. He advises national and multinational clients on German and European competition law.

Tim's practice focuses on advising clients on cartel investigations, abuse-of-dominance cases and merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, as well as on representing clients in cartel damages proceedings before German courts.

He provides competition law advice on both horizontal co-operations and vertical distribution and supply agreements. His practice also comprises cross-practice advice on complex antitrust law relating to the thematic interface of IP and antitrust law, such as advising on technology transfer and research and development agreements.

Tim develops and designs customized and cost-effective compliance programs, including competition law compliance training sessions and audits. He has experience of advising in a range of sectors, including: agricultural wholesale; plastic chemicals; automotive car parts; container carriers; food; vehicle license plates; and elevators.

Tim holds a law degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Goettingen and has studied in Göttingen and abroad at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining us in the beginning of 2016, he worked in the competition law practices of leading international law firms in Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Tim regularly publishes articles on competition law and is a member of the German Association for the Study of Antitrust Law (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht).

Professional experience

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  • Rechtsanwalt
  • Advising clients in cartel proceedings of the German Federal Cartel Office or the European Commision across various industry sectors, including agricultural wholesale; plastic chemicals; car parts; container trucking; sausages; car licence plates; bathroom fittings; bananas; elevators and escalators.
  • Advising clients in merger control proceedings
  • German insurers setting up joint ventures offering company pension schemes
  • W&W on the acquisition of Aachener Bausparkasse.
  • J.W. Ostendorf on the sale of its paint business to Hempel.
  • Liberty House Group on the acquisition of AR Industries.
  • Gränges on the acquisition of shares in Erbslöh Aluminium.
  • CAE on the acquisition of Lockheed Martin's flight simulator division.
  • Samsung SDI on the acquisition of Magna's automotive li-ion battery business.
  • Baltisse on the sale of its international flooring business to Mohawk.
  • ThyssenKrupp on the divestment of its stainless steel business to Outokumpu.
  • ThyssenKrupp on the sale of its civil and military shipbuilding activities to Abu Dhabi MAR.
  • Antitrust Law Firm of the year JUVE award nomination 2019
  • Competition Future Leader GCR – Who's Who Legal: Competition 2019
  • Kartellrecht, WirtschaftsWoche TOP Kanzleien 2018
  • Higher Regional Court considers narrow best price clause in hotel booking sector to be in line with competition law requirements, judgment review of OLG Düsseldorf, Beschl. v. 4.6.2019 (VI-Kart 2/16(V)), Newsdienst Compliance, edition 7, 31 July 2019
  • Judgment of the ECJ regarding questions over the parallel use of the EU-legislative definition of an undertaking in antitrust fine - and damages law, judgment review of ECJ (Rs. C-724/17) Newsdienst Compliance, edition 03, March 14 2019
  • Cartel members faced with impending stricter liability – the Advocate General of the ECJ pleads for a more effective enforcement of damages, Interview in Börsen-Zeitung, edition 43, March 2 2019, page 9
  • CFI has to review the antitrust fine against Infineon, judgment review of ECJ, judgment of (Rs. C-99/17), Newsdienst Compliance, edition 10, September 26, 2018
  • ECJ specifies the standards of discrimination of a trade partner in competition within the meaning of Art. 102 (2) (c) TFEU by a market-dominating company, judgment review of  ECJ, judgment of 19 April 2018 (Rs. C-525/16), Newsdienst Compliance, edition 4
  • Judgment of the ECJ regarding the illegality of the German price fixing for prescription drugs of the human medicine, judgement review of  ECJ, judgment of October 19, 2016 (Rs. C-148/15), Newsdienst Compliance, edition 11
  • Co-author with Dr. Maxim Kleine, Getting the Deal Through, Pharmaceutical Antitrust Germany, 2016 and 2017
  • Co-author with Dr. Florian Haus, The AMNOG reform; changes to the competition law rules in the German health sector, ZWeR 2011, page 48 
  • Challenges under constitutional law arising from the transfer of sovereign rights to create a single body of European criminal law, Univ. Diss, Duncker & Humblot, 2009
  • Draft bill for 10th Amendment of German Act against Restraints of Competition, in Newsdienst Compliance, edition 12/2019
  • Member of the German Association for the Study of Antitrust Law (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP / Antitrust and Competition - Member of Hamburg Industry Association (Industrieverband Hamburg - IVH)
  • English
  • German