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Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bach

+49 (711) 60187-150

“Prof. Dr. Albreacht Bach is one of the sharpest and most knowledgeable competition lawyers in the German market, thanks to his three decades of experience at the cutting edge of EU competition law.”

Who Is Who Legal 2021

Albrecht Bach is a convinced European born in 1959 in Stuttgart. After his studies in Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence he worked as assistant to Prof. Dr. Wernhard Möschel. In connection with a report commissioned by the Monopole Commission, Albrecht Bach’s doctorate thesis in the area of European anti-trust law was written.

Albrecht Bach is among the leading German anti-trust lawyers. He commands the entire scope of that legal area and combines a solution-oriented approach with academic depth. He is honorary professor at the University of Mannheim teaching European competition law. Albrecht Bach is member of the management board of the Anti-trust Study Association and member of the anti-trust section of the American Bar Association. Albrecht Bach is an author in two leading commentaries on the Act Against Unfair Competition (in particluar, merger control and anti-trust procedural law) and author of many contributions on anti-trust issues. He is co-publisher of the periodical Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht (NZKart).

Languages: English, French


Albrecht Bach has accumulated 30 years’ experience in anti-trust law and adjacent legal areas. A pragmatic, solution-oriented approach is combined with deep academic analysis.

Albrecht Bach is known for his expertise in complex merger control proceedings. He is among the pioneers of anti-trust compensation law in Germany and has wide experience on the enforcement and defense of claims. Further specialties are compliance programs and internal investigations. As one few anti-trust lawyers, Albrecht Bach is also an experienced arbitrator.

Abrecht Bach has special industry knowledge in the areas of automotive, telecommunication, media, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Albrecht Bach has contributed to anti-trust law debates with many publications. He is a frequent speaker on anti-trust law issues, including in the international context. Albrecht Bach comments on issues of merger control and anti-trust law in two leading commentaries on the Act against Unfair Competition.

Others about Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bach

Client about Prof Dr Albrecht Bach: “He is highly intelligent and well respected.”

Chambers Global 2024

“Albrecht Bach has strong antitrust expertise and is a pleasure to work with.” Client about Prof Dr Bach

Chambers Global 2024

Client about Prof Dr Albrecht Bach: “He is absolutely a technical genius with an incredible intellect and can explain and present topics really well.”

Chambers Global 2024

Client: “We work with Albrecht Bach, Florian Schmidt-Volkmar and Christoph Wolf. All three are approachable, responsive and great sparring partners. In terms of antitrust law, the three of them are top-notch. But what makes the collaboration very valuable for us is their in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry. They know how the industry works and what is normal and what is not. This creates added value every time, which goes far beyond the purely legal handling of cases.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Client about Prof Dr Albrecht Bach: “His experience as an antitrust compensation lawyer from the very beginning and his razor-sharp mind make him outstanding.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Competitors about Prof Dr Albrecht Bach in antitrust law: “you don’t need to say much – brilliant!”

JUVE Handbuch 2023/2024

Client about Prof Dr Albrecht Bach in antitrust law: “impressive analysis and attention to detail”

JUVE Handbuch 2023/2024

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bach was again ranked as a highly recommended “Top Lawyer” for antitrust law by WirtschaftsWoche.

WirtschaftsWoche/HRI 2023

“A luminary in the field of antitrust law. He has a very good sense for possible critical aspects and works out the essential points very well. He manages the whole thing in a comparatively very short time – so very efficient and effective at the same time.”

Legal 500 2023


  • Honorary Professor at the University of Mannheim

  • Doctorate

  • Admitted as lawyer since

  • Studies in Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence