Dr. Ellen B. Braun

Dr. Ellen B. Braun

Germany, Hamburg
Partner at Allen & Overy LLP
Profession: Attorney / Solicitor, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, Law Practice


As a German and EU competition practitioner of more than 20 years, I built and now head my firm's German Antitrust Practice. We advise our clients in all antitrust matters, including merger control, audits, investigations, court review of public enforcement, private enforcement litigation. Our German practice is part of Allen & Overy's leading international antitrust practice (in GCR's "Global Elite") comprising more than 100 specialized lawyers from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.


German, English, French


EU LawAntitrustMerger ControlLitigationCompetition PolicyCompliance ProgrammesDigital SectorBehavioural investigations and internal audits


Allen & Overy LLP

Partner at Allen & Overy LLP

January 2002 - Present • Hamburg, Germany

Heading Allen & Overy's German competition practice. Passionate about actioning and defending clients' interests based on antitrust law before authorities and in courts - and shielding them against compliance risks.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

5 years 3 mth • March 1996 - June 2001 • Düsseldorf, Germany

My career in private practice started with Bruckhaus, later Freshfields, in Duesseldorf, where I learned from and worked with many outstanding practitioners, i.a. Cornelius Canenbley, Heinz Moosecker.


Hamburg, Geneva, UC Berkeley

Having passed a Certificat d'Etudes Europennes in the Institut Européen in Geneva, I graduated from the Hamburg University in 1991, followed by an LL.M from UC Berkeley in 1995, a university assistant's position and a phD on EU and German Antitrust law in the same year, and passed the NY bar in 1996. Since then I have worked in private practice, building A&O's German antitrust practice from 2002. Today, we are a team of 3 partners, 5 seniors, 6 associates and dedicated paralegal support in Germany and Brussels.

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