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Dr Marcel Nuys

Dr Marcel Nuys


Dr Marcel Nuys is a Partner in our Duesseldorf office and leads our German Competition practice.



Marcel advises on all aspects of European and German antitrust law.

His practice focuses on (complex) merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance proceedings, compliance advice, cartels and antitrust damage proceedings. 

Marcel advises clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, technology, media and telecommunications, transportation and logistics, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.

He is the author of several legal books and articles, including several sections of the leading commentary on the Renewable Energy Sources Act.

Marcel Nuys is recognised by the magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" as a leading lawyer for competition law in the German market for 2019.

Marcel's experience include advising:

  • a leading European producer of organic dairy products in relation to a production cooperation
  • Deutsche Lufthansa on merger control issues in the sale of the European Business of LSG Group to airline caterer gategroup
  • a truck manufacturer with a view to cartel follow-on damage claims being brought in Germany
  • a Japanese car parts manufacturer in the context of its global defence against follow-on claims arising from its involvement in competition law infringements in the European Union
  • Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVT) on merger control issues in the sale of its German cinema exhibition division, CineStar, to UK-based Vue International Bidco Plc.
  • Sky in the worldwide review of merger control notification requirements in connection with the acquisition of shares in Synamedia
  • Ningbo Jifeng, a Chinese car parts manufacturer, on antitrust and merger control aspects of an acquisition of shares in and a strategic partnership with German competitor Grammer AG including a successful defense against an injunction alleging that the acquisition of shares in Grammer AG should have been submitted for merger clearance in Germany
  • Altra Industrial Motion Corp. inter alia on the successful acquisition of GKN Stromag, a competing manufacturer of clutches, couplings and brakes for industrial applications
  • AGCO Corporation on all merger control aspects related to the acquisition of Cimbria Holdings, a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the processing, handling and storage of seed and grain
  • Sierra Rutile in a successful Phase II merger control review by the FCO of its merger with Iluka Resources (cleared without remedies).


  • The German CRT team is constantly ranked as recommended competition practice in Germany by Global Competition Review (GCR 100, 21th edition 2021).
  • Marcel Nuys is recognised by the magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" as a leading lawyer for competition law in the German market for 2019


Marcel is business fluent in English and has very good knowledge of Portuguese.

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13 January 2021