Dr. Michael Hofmann

Dr. Michael Hofmann: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Michael Hofmann is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in the firm's Brussels office.

Areas of Practice

Michael focuses on all aspects of European and German competition law matters. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, he was an associate with another international law firm in Brussels. He also worked as a research associate at the Institute of European and International Business Law, University of St.Gallen HSG (Switzerland).

Michael wrote his doctoral thesis in the area of energy competition law and holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International Commercial Law from the University of Aberdeen (UK). He is fluent in English in addition to his native German.


•Originator/Generic Competition in the UK: The First CMA Case on Pay-For-Delay
Practical Law , March 23, 2017
•Oi! Ref!
Competition Law Insight , June 7, 2016
•“Review of Electricity Bidding Zones under EU Competition Law”, in: European Networks Law and Regulation, 2015 (with Klotz)
•“EU Law Developments in Network Industries 2014”, in: Netzwirtschaften & Recht, February 2015 (with Klotz)
•“Commitment Decisions in the European Energy Sector - Implementation of Sectorspecific Regulation via Competition Law”, in: European Networks Law and Regulation, 2014
•“EU Law Developments in Network Industries 2013”, in: Netzwirtschaften & Recht, February 2014 (with Klotz)
•“Regulierung und Wettbewerb - Koordinationsmechanismen im europaischen Energiesektor”, 2013 (Dissertation)
•“Verfassungskonform vOlkerrechtswidrig: Schafft die Schweiz sich aus? - Die Ausschaffungsinitiative im Spannungsverhaltnis zwischen Bundesverfassung und VOlkerrecht”, in: Schweiz und Europa - Auswirkungen auf Wirtschaft, Recht und Gesellschaft, Schriften der Assistierenden der Universitat St.Gallen (HSG), 2011 (with Perez and Bremer)
•“Das hohe Gut der Integritat kartellrechtlicher Untersuchungen - der E.ON Siegelbruchfall”, in: European Law Reporter (ELR) 4/2011 (with GObel)
•“New Insights into the Evolving World of Energy Law (Conference Report: 4th St.Gallen International Energy Forum 2010)”, in: OGEL 1 (2011); European Law Reporter (ELR) 1/2011; ZNER 15/1/2011
•“European and International Energy Law and Policy: A Crucial Year (Conference Report: 3rd St.Gallen International Energy Forum 2009)”, in: OGEL 4 (2009); European Law Reporter (ELR) 12/2009; ZNER 14/1/2010
•“Relationship between Anti-competitive Practices by Object and Effect and the Requisite Standard of Proof”, in: European Law Reporter (ELR) 7-8/2009, (with Bremer)

Antitrust Law Blog Posts

• European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche BOrse, April 6, 2017

Speaking Engagements

• The New Electricity Market Design, What’s in it for New Entrants? Vienna Forum on European Energy Law, May 4-5, 2017


• Breakfast with Europe Webinar Series
October 19, 2017
• Breakfast with Europe Webinar Series
July 20, 2017
• Breakfast with Europe Webinar Series
April 20, 2017
• Breakfast with Europe Webinar Series
February 16, 2017
• Breakfast with Europe Webinar Series
October 6, 2016

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • EU Competition and Regulatory

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+32 (0) 2 290 7914  Phone
+32 (0) 2 290 7984  Fax
University Attended:
University of Heidelberg, Germany, First State Exam, 2005; Higher Regional Court of Frankenthal, Germany, Second State Exam, 2007; University of Zurich, Switzerland, Ph.D., Law, 2013
Law School Attended:
University of Aberdeen, UK, LL.M., 2009
Year of First Admission:
2013, Dusseldorf, Germany; Brussels, Belgium
English and German

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