Dr. Stefan Bretthauer
Partner Dr. Stefan Bretthauer Hamburg
+49 40 35 52 80-20
+49 40 35 52 80-80
German, English

Practice Groups

  • Antitrust
  • Distribution & Trade
  • Energy


  • Antitrust Law
  • Distribution Law
  • Energy Law
  • Arbitration
  • Merger Control
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Antitrust Compliance
  • Antitrust fine proceedings
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  • Admitted to the Bar since 2002

Education and former activities

  • University of Würzburg (Dr. jur.), Lecturer at the University of Hamburg (2002)
  • Legal Traineeship in the Antitrust Law Department of a leading U.S. law firm in Washington, D.C./U.S.A.
  • Legal Trainee (Referendar) in the District of the Higher Regional Court of Bamberg (1999-2001)
  • Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg (1997-1999)
  • University of Sheffield/United Kingdom (1996-1997)
  • University of Trier (1994-1996)


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • German Association for Distribution Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht e.V.)
  • German Antitrust Law Association
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Jurists Alumni Würzburg
  • Verein zur Förderung des Clusters der Erneuerbaren Energien Hamburg (EEHH e.V.)
  • Chair of the northern regional section of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (German Antitrust Law Association) (2019-2021)

Dr. Stefan Bretthauer's distinctions

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2014/2015

Publications by Dr. Stefan Bretthauer

    • Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht
      Stober/Paschke (Hrsg.), Deutsches und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, 3rd edition 2016 by Dr. Søren Pietzcker, LL.M. (University of Illinois) and Dr. Stefan Bretthauer
      ( 0 B)
    • Franchise Law, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business
      Chapter "Germany", 2008
      ( 0 B)
    • Electricity Regulation 2008, Chapter on Germany
      in the series of "Getting the Deal Through" 2007 by Dr. Rainer Velte, Dr. Stefan Bretthauer and Marc Baltus
      ( 0 B)
    • Energielieferungsverträge
      in: Münchener Vertragshandbuch, Band 2: Wirtschaftsrecht I. 5th Edition, 2004 by Dr. Ralf J. Wojtek, LL.M. (University of California at Berkeley) and Dr. Stefan Bretthauer
      ( 0 B)
    • Die Beurteilung von Markenlizenzverträgen nach deutschem und europäischem Kartellrecht
      Editor: Nomos-Verl.-Ges., Baden-Baden (2003) (Thesis)
      ( 0 B)

Lectures by Dr. Stefan Bretthauer

  • Regelmäßige Blockvorlesungen zum deutschen und europäischen Kartellrecht
    in St. Petersburg as part of the post-graduate programme on International Business Law, organized by the University of Hamburg, the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, the National University of St. Petersburg and the DAAD, ongoing since 2005
    ( 0 B)
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