Tobias Pesch

Counsel, Düsseldorf



Tobias is a member of the Firm's German and European antitrust practice group.

His international experience includes merger control reviews, cartel matters, and abuse of dominance investigations in key industries, such as consumer products, automotive and the digital sector.

Tobias also has extensive experience in advising on mass claims, in particular with regard to implementing legal technology solutions.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2019, Tobias worked in the Cologne office for a renowned US law firm.

Tobias regularly publishes on competition law topics and teaches legal technology at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Bars and Courts
College of Europe, Bruges
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Bayreuth


Advising LBBW on its acquisition of BerlinHyp for € 1.1 billion.

Advised Google in various merger control matters and investigations, including administrative proceedings before the Bundeskartellamt regarding changes to an ad blocking agreement with another company.*

Advised a worldwide IT firm in Phase II merger control proceedings in Germany.*

Advised Yageo Corporation on its acquisition of Pulse Electronics Corporation for US$ 740 million.*

Advised Falabella on its acquisition of the online market place operator Linio.*

Advising Autoliv in an automotive components cartel investigation by the European Commission and other authorities.

*Experience prior to joining White & Case


Daniel Sokol/Kristen O’Shaugnessy/Jaclyn Phillips/Tilman Kuhn/Tobias Pesch, Big Data and Data-Related Abuses of Market Power, Research Handbook on Abuse of Dominance and Monopolization (Forthcoming in 2022)

Tilman Kuhn/Tobias Pesch, The grey areas of gun-jumping under EU competition law – A comment on the recent Altice judgment, Kluwer Competition Law Blog 

Tobias Pesch/Victoria Fricke, Coding for lawyers?!, BRJ Special Edition 1/2021, 28-31.

Romina Polley/Tobias Pesch/Hans Tönnies, Die P2B-Verordnung und ihre Bedeutung für das Kartellrecht, WuW 2020, 494-502.

Übersetzung: „The P2B-Regulation and its impact on competition law"

Maurits Dolmans/Tobias Pesch, Should we disrupt antitrust law?, Competition Law & Policy debate, May 2019, 71-86.