Dr. Maria Held is a counsel in our antitrust, regulation and foreign investment practice
Maria practises in all areas of German and European competition law, including merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the German competition authority as well as cartel investigations. Furthermore, she advises clients on various other aspects of competition law, such as restrictive agreements, damage claims, abuse of dominance, joint ventures and compliance programmes.
Maria has particular experience in the assessment of merger filing obligations worldwide. She advises clients across various industry sectors such as health care, manufacturing, consumer goods, media and automotive. Maria also has experience in the interplay of intellectual property (in particular patents) and competition law. Prior to joining Ashurst, Maria worked for, amongst others, a well-known US law firm in Brussels.