Dr. Lars O. Petersen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Lars O. Petersen
 Lars O. Petersen

Dr. Lars O. Petersen

Local Partner, Hamburg, Berlin

T +49 40 35005 0

T +49 30 880911 0

E lopetersen@whitecase.com


Lars O. Petersen's main practice areas are European and German competition law with a particular focus on public procurement law. Lars advises authorities on how to shape their public procurement proceedings in order to comply with German and European law. He also represents tenderers before the federal and regional public procurement chambers and courts. His track record spans a wide array of industries, with a particular focus on the energy and financial services sectors. Lars' antitrust experience includes cartel investigations, merger control proceedings, joint ventures and cases of abuse of a dominant position.

Before joining White & Case – as part of his legal training – Lars gathered work experience while working for the German Federal Foreign Office on issues of European Law. He also worked for the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, as well as NATO, on questions of public procurement law and international sanctions.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • Dr jur, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • First State Exam, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg


  • English
  • German



  • Commentary on §§ 18 to 20 VOL/A and 21 to 24 EG VOL/A, VOL/A, Eds. Martin Dieckmann, Jan Peter Scharf & Kersten Wagner-Cardenal, Munich, 2013
  • Continuity and change? The DAWI reform package of the European Commission, PUBLICUS, Issue 4, pp. 17–20, 2012, (Kontinuität und Wandel – Das DAWI-Reformpaket der EU-Kommission) (co-author with Christoph Arhold)
  • Europeanization of Diplomacy – Aspects of Public International Law and European Law, Dissertation, Berlin, 2011, (Europäisierung der Diplomatie – Völker- und Europarechtliche Rahmenbedingungen)
  • Legal Protection of the Individual in the European Union (Individualrechtsschutz in der Europäischen Union), Verfassungsgebung für Europa, Cologne, Eds. Jörn Axel Kämmerer and Miroslaw Wyrzykowski, pp. 181–212, 2005