Franziska M. Rupp’s practice focuses on all aspects of European and German competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and behavioral matters.

Ms. Rupp has experience with complex multijurisdictional mergers and in-depth investigations before the European Commission and other international competition agencies.

Her experience includes advising:

  • Red Hat in its combination with IBM;
  • Cisco in its acquisition of Acacia;
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its acquisition of Cray;
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company;
  • CME Group in its acquisition of NEX;
  • XL Catlin in its combination with AXA;
  • Nokia Corporation in connection with its combination with Alcatel-Lucent;
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company regarding its acquisition of Amlin; and
  • Sun Chemical in connection with the acquisition of Flint Group’s European publication gravure ink business.

She also advised companies in several Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Article 101 investigations before the European Commission and national competition agencies, including representing Thomas Cook in the European Commission’s Holiday Pricing investigation and a representation involving a car battery recycling cartel investigation.



  • Second State Exam, Berlin, 2014
  • LL.M., College of Europe, Bruges, 2011
  • Master II, University of Paris X - Nanterre, 2010
  • First State Exam, University of Potsdam, 2010
  • Master I, University of Paris X - Nanterre, 2008
  • Licence, University of Paris X - Nanterre, 2007


  • Brussels (EU-list)
  • Hamburg, Germany



Franziska M. Rupp

Associate, Antitrust/Competition