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Prof. Dr. Daniela Seeliger

Partner, Düsseldorf




Specialised experience in main areas of practice include EC and German merger control, monopolies and general competition law. Representing clients before the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office, advising on competition law aspects of transactions, agreements, pricing and distribution systems.

 Clients where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:

  • Vodafone
  • Triton
  • McKesson/Celesio
  • Beiersdorf
  • Vattenfall
  • Linde
  • BP
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Novartis

Professional experience

2003 to date - Partner, Linklaters
2001 - 2003 Junior Partner, Linklaters 
1997 - 2001 Associate, Oppenhoff & Rädler
1997 - Trainee, Redeker, Schoen, Dahs & Sellner, Bonn


2003 - University of Cologne, Doctorate
1997 - Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1995 - 1997 Landgericht Bonn, postgraduate judicial service traineeship (Referendariat)
1995 - King´s College London, LL.M. 
1994 - First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
1989 - 1994 Universities of Bonn and Lausanne (Switzerland), law studies


English, French, German, Swedish


Competition Law Compliance, p. 1 ff., General Part, E: (Kartellrechts-Compliance), S. 1 ff. (with Oliver Mross), in: Jaeger, Wolfgang (ed.): Frankfurt Commentary on the Competition Law (Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kartellrecht), loose-leaf, Bd. 2 (EU Competition Law Part 1), Köln, December 2013

Plea for the recognition of compliance defence (Plädoyer für die Anerkennung der Compliance-Defence) (mit Michael Baron), in Compliance Berater 2013, 345

The assessment of various types of distribution agreements with regard to the Block Exemption Regulation on vertical agreements no. 2790/1999 and its Guidelines (§ 10) (Die Beurteilung der verschiedenen Arten von Vertriebsverträgen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vertikal-GVO Nr. 2790/1999 und der dazu erlassenen Leitlinen (§ 10)) (with Judge at FCJ Wolfgang Kirchhoff), in: Wiedemann (ed.), Handbook on Competition Law (Handbuch des Kartellrechts), 2nd edition, Munich, 2008