Jan Lang

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Jan Lang advises clients on all matters of European and German competition law and regulatory issues. Based in Cooley’s Brussels office, he focuses in particular on merger control proceedings, international cartel investigations as well as abuse of dominance cases. His advice ranges from preventive compliance mechanisms and advice on vertical relationships such as distribution schemes over assistance in administrative proceedings to representing clients before the Union’s courts in Luxembourg or German courts. He has been part of the team that secured full immunity for a US company in a cartel case relating to a procurement situation and represented a leading watch manufacturer as an intervener in an action for annulment brought against the European Commission’s decision not to initiate investigations against the watch manufacturers.

Prior to joining Cooley, Jan has worked as an antitrust lawyer for another law firm and contributed as national expert for Germany to a report prepared for the European Commission on the evaluation of Regulation 1/2003, with particular regard to access to file and the complaint scheme. 

Selected Publications:

  • Co-author, A Practitioner’s View on the Role and Powers of National Competition Authorities, Study for the European Parliament’s ECON Committee, April 2016 (with: Alexander Israel and Dr. Fabian Hübener)
  • Co-author, Aktuelle Entwicklungen beim Akteneinsichtsrecht in Wettbewerbsverfahren, in WuW 2016, p. 276 (with: Dr. Fabian Badtke)
  • Co-author, Grenzen der Werbemöglichkeiten eines Franchisegebers durch die Impressumspflicht des § 5a Abs. 3 Nr. 2 UWG, in ZVertriebsR 2013, 207 (with: Dr. Tom Billing)


University of Bayreuth

Memberships & affiliations

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Antitrust Research Association)

American Bar Association - Section of Antitrust Law