Evelyn Niitväli advises clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law.
Evelyn handles merger control proceedings both with the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. Her merger control experience includes requests for referral to the European Commission, negotiating commitments as well as coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings. She also represents third parties in their intervention against proposed transactions.
Another focus of Evelyn’s practice is on cartel proceedings and abuse of dominance cases with the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. She assists clients in dawn raids and internal investigations, leniency proceedings, and negotiating settlements with the competition authorities.
Evelyn regularly represents clients in private antitrust litigation cases and out-of-court settlement negotiations. She also advises clients regarding antitrust issues in connection with commercial agreements, including complex distribution structures, research and development cooperations, licence agreements, and joint production agreements.
Evelyn has extensive experience in a number of industries, including IT and telecommunications, technology, life science, consumer goods, retail, automotive as well as energy and utilities.
Evelyn started her career at Hengeler Mueller in Düsseldorf and Brussels. Prior to founding her own antitrust boutique firm, Evelyn was a co-founding partner of the law firm RCAA and headed the German antitrust practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Frankfurt.
Evelyn is recognised in various directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and JUVE.
Evelyn is a member of the Association of German Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht), the Association of Antitrust Lawyers in Frankfurt (KartellrechtsForum Frankfurt), the Association of Antitrust Lawyers in Munich (Münchner Kartellrechtsforum), the American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law and Section of International Law) as well as the International Bar Association (Antitrust Committee).
Evelyn works in English and German and also speaks Dutch.