Get to Know: Andrés Martin-Ehlers

Dr. Andrés Martin-Ehlers, an Antitrust and Competition partner in Orrick’s Frankfurt office, joined the firm in 2008 after the merger of Orrick and Hölters & Elsing. Andrés focuses his practice in the areas of competition law, state aid and related litigation. He regularly works with industries such as banking, packaging materials for foodstuffs, chemicals, computer and related technology, sports, and infrastructural issues for airports and other facilities.

He has extensive experience working in Brussels and handles antitrust matters at the national and international levels, with particular emphasis on proceedings initiated by the European Commission.

Andrés also regularly counsels companies on compliance issues as well as European, national and multi-jurisdictional merger control filings. In the area of state aid, he recently successfully defended the granting of pitcoal state aid to the German producer RAG in the amount of more than €7 billion.

Andrés is the author of numerous articles on antitrust and state aid law, including “European State Aid in a Nutshell” published in this issue of the Antitrust and Competition newsletter and “Commission v MTU Friedrichshafen” in European State Aid Law Quarterly. He is also the co-author of State Aid Within the EU, the standard German book on state aid.