Robert Klotz

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • EU Competition and Regulatory
Contact InfoTelephone: +32 (0)2 290 7906
Fax: +32 (0)2 290 7901
EducationHamburg (First State Law Examination 1991); University of Montpellier (Master's degree in Business Law, 1992); Hamburg (Second State Law Examination - bar exam, 1994)
Admitted1996, Hamburg, Germany; 2008, Brussels, Belgium (E List)


•Executive Managing Editor, ENLR (European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly), 2013 to present
•Faculty Member, Master of Business, Competition and Regulatory Law, Freie Universitat Berlin, 2011 to present
•Founding Member, Industry Advisory Board, International Energy Forum, St. Gallen, 2007 to present
•Faculty Member, Master of European Law, Europa-lnstitut, Universitat Saarbrucken, 2005 to present
•Faculty Member, Master of European Studies (MES), ZEI, Universitat Bonn, 2003 to present


Robert Klotz is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in the firm's Brussels office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Klotz concentrates on all aspects of EU and German competition and regulatory law and represents clients before the European Commission and national authorities, with a particular focus on network industries, such as energy, telecommunications, post and transport.

Previously Robert served for almost a decade as an official with the European Commission in DG Competition, dealing with high level antitrust cases, first in the Telecommunications and Post Unit, and subsequently in the Energy and Water Unit.


•Represents major railway company in EU antitrust investigation before the European Commission.
•Represented major EU logistics company in antitrust investigation before the German Federal Cartel Office.
•Represents Czech electricity company in EU antitrust investigation, proceedings before the General Court, and on EU/German merger filings.
•Advised German industry association on EU State aid investigation in the field of renewable energy.
•Advised US chemicals company on EU competition law and merger control for several joint venture projects.
•Advised major EU gas importer on EU antitrust law issues in international arbitration against third country exporter.
•Advised international organization on State aid law enforcement in the electricity sector in South-East Europe.
•Advised German energy association on exemption from public procurement rules for German electricity generation, wholesale market and for gas and electricity distribution in Germany.
•Represented German utility company in EU infringement procedure for public procurement in the public transport sector.
•Represented German telecommunication companies in merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the General Court in the mobile telephony sector.
•Advised German telecommunications association on EU law requirements for local loop access pricing.

Publications & News


Review of Electricity Bidding Zones under EU Competition Law, European Networks Law and Regulation, October 2015

EU Law Developments in Network Industries 2014, Netzwirtschaften & Recht, February 2015

EU Law Developments in Network Industries 2013, Netzwirtschaften & Recht, February 2014

Regulations and Antitrust in the Railway Sector: The Right Track Towards More Effective Competition?, European Networks Law and Regulation, November 2013

EU Law Developments in Network Industries 2012, Netzwirtschaften & Recht, February 2013

Concerted practices in the telecoms sector, Concurrences 1-2013, February 2013

High Fines and Network Sales - Stricter Antitrust Enforcement in the Energy Sector, Energie, Markt, Wettbewerb, 3/2011, June 2011

Broadband Rollout in the EU: How to Stimulate Investment and Competition, MLex Magazine, January 2011

New EU Rules for the Energy Sector in 2009, E-World News, February 2009

Book Chapters

Kommentar zum Europaischen Wettbewerbsrecht, EU Competition Law Standard Treatise (eds. SchrOter/Jakob/Klotz/Mederer), 2nd edition 2014

'EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications and EU Competition Law Practice in the Telecommunication Sector ', TKG-Kommentar (ed. Sacker), 3rd edition 2013

' The Liberalisation of the EU Telecommunications Markets and The Application of EU Competition Law in the Telecommunications Sector ', EU Competition and Telecommunications Law (eds. Koenig/Bartosch/Braun/Romes), 2nd edition 2009

Competition Law Enforcement in Regulated Sectors (Telecommunications and Energy), Competition Law: European Community Practice and Procedure (eds. Hirsch/Montag/Sacker), 2007


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EU Antitrust Private Damages Actions
Kiran S. Desai,Julian Ellison,Nathalie Jalabert Doury,Robert Klotz,Jens Peter Schmidt, February 27, 2015
On 10 November 2014 the governments of the 28 EU Member States approved a new law that aims at facilitating claims for damages by victims of antitrust infringements in Europe. The new law entered into was adopted on 4 December 2014. The law, which takes the form of an EU Directive, was previously...
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Robert Klotz

235 Avenue Louise, 11th Floor
Brussels 1050

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