Ingo Brinker joins White & Case as a partner in Düsseldorf

Law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Antitrust Practice with the addition of Ingo Brinker (pictured) as a partner in Germany to be based in Düsseldorf.

“As one of the global elite antitrust firms, we must continue to invest in the key antitrust jurisdictions globally. As a pioneer and driver of global antitrust enforcement trends, especially in the EU, Germany is one such jurisdiction,” said White & Case partner Mark Gidley, Head of the Global Antitrust Practice. “The White & Case German antitrust team is already very successful and highly recognised, but needs to expand to meet growing client demand in mergers and private damages actions. Ingo’s unique experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious antitrust law makes him an ideal addition to our team there, particularly his experience advising on cases in the technology sector.”

Ingo advises international corporations on German and European antitrust law, including merger control, investigations, compliance programmes and litigation before the European Commission, the European General Court, the European Court of Justice, the German Federal Cartel Office and the German antitrust courts. Ingo brings more than 30 years of experience and joins White & Case from Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch, where he was a partner.  He is also the Chairman of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, the association of German, Austrian and Swiss antitrust lawyers and economists.

“Ingo is one of the leading competition lawyers in Germany, with broad experience across the entire antitrust spectrum, from merger control and cartels to investigations and litigation, and strong relationships with international clients and internationally active German corporates,” said White & Case partner James Killick, Regional Section Head EMEA Competition. “His addition brings complementary skills, experience and relationships to the existing, highly dynamic team in Germany.”

White & Case partner and Vice Chair Oliver Brettle said: “Antitrust is an important area of focus for the Firm, involving high stakes deals, litigation and investigations for the large globally active companies that we advise. The addition of Ingo not only strengthens our Global Antitrust Practice, but also our market leading corporate, finance and disputes practices, and our strategically important Global Technology Industry Group. His arrival follows the addition of antitrust partner Michael Engel in London in 2023 and the promotion to partner of three antitrust lawyers at the start of 2024, including Thilo Wienke in Düsseldorf.”