Dr. Tilman Kuhn | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Dr. Tilman Kuhn

Partner, Düsseldorf, Brussels

T +49 211 491 95 232

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“Tilman Kuhn (is) described as one of the leading young competition lawyers in Germany.”

Who's Who Legal, Future Leaders 2017


Tilman's international experience across various locations includes merger control reviews, cartel matters, vertical conduct investigations, dominance matters, civil and appellate litigation and advisory work, as well as foreign investment control work. He represents clients across key industries, from oil & gas to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, automotive and tech.

Prior to joining White & Case, Tilman worked in the Cologne office for a renowned US law firm, with a particular focus on German and European antitrust law. During this time, he spent one year at the Brussels office.

Juve states competitors are describing him as "good and well experienced, especially regarding merger control cases". He is a prolific author on antitrust law and is an active member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Dr jur, University of Cologne
  • Second State Exam, State of Northrhine-Westphalia
  • LLM, University of Amsterdam
  • First State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Cologne


  • German
  • English


Axel Springer/Pro7Sat1

Application for annulment of Federal Cartel Office merger prohibition (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf; Bundesgerichtshof)*

Lundbeck GmbH

Representation of Lundbeck before General Court and ECJ in its appeal against the Commission's decision fining Lundbeck for concluding reverse payment settlement agreements.*


Counsel to Autoliv in an automotive components cartel investigation by the European Commission and other authorities.*

Tilman advised Abott/Solvay, The Dow Chemical Company/DuPont, The Dow Chemical Company/Rohm & Haas, Henkel/Adhesives & Electronics Business (National Starch), Airbus/Bombardier, American Express, Loyalty Partner (Payback) on multi-jurisdictional merger control issues.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case


  • Co-author, "Implications of the CJEU's Coty judgment for vertical online restrictions", Competition Law & Policy Debate, June 2018, Volume 4, Issue 2, (with Thomas Graf)
  • Co-author, "Lessons Learned from Merger Control of Minority Shareholdings in Germany", Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, 2014 (with A End)
  • "The acquisition of significant competitive influence in German merger control - No model for Europe", Journal of Competition Law, ZWeR, 3/2011, pp. 258 et seq.
  • Commentary on Section 41 and 42 of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB). Commentary on Articles 3 (forthcoming), 6, 10, 25 and 26 EUMR, Frankfurter Kommentar
  • Co-author, "Germany", The Dominance and Monopolies Review, Law Business Research, 2014-2018 (Chapter 10), (with Stephan Barthelmess)

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer: Antitrust, JUVE 2018/2019

Who's Who Competition – Future Leaders 2017 and 2018