Dr. Alexander Rinne


F +49 89.25559.3700


Maximilianstraße 15
80539 Munich

T +49 89.25559.3666

F +49 89.25559.3700

Alexander Rinne heads the European antitrust practice. He specializes in merger control procedures as well as cartel investigations and dominance cases before the relevant antitrust authorities and has also extensive expertise in antitrust litigation before German and European courts. In addition, he regularly advises clients in relation to the antitrust aspects of joint ventures, strategic alliances, distribution agreements and general antitrust compliance issues.

Selected Project Samples

  • Advising a leading German automobile manufacturer in connection with joint ventures and cooperations with leading automotive and technology companies in the field of automated driving.
  • Advising leading investors like Goldman Sachs, Carlyle, H.I.G. etc. on the global merger control aspects regarding numerous transactions.
  • Advising Telefónica Germany in relation to the acquisition of E-Plus.
  • Advising ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE on the merger control aspects regarding numerous strategic transactions.
  • Defending Dallmayr, a leading manufacturer of coffee in relation to several investigations of the German Federal Cartel Office and follow-on damages claims by major retail chains with regard to alleged cartel activities in the markets for coffee.
  • Defending a leading manufacturer of power cables in relation to the investigation of the European Commission and court proceedings before the European courts, as well as in relation to follow-on damage claims with regard to an alleged cartel in the market for power cables.
  • Advising a leading European major bank in relation to various antitrust proceedings in the banking and financial sector.
  • Advising DMK, Germany's largest dairy, in the model procedure of the German Federal Cartel Office regarding milk supply conditions.
  • Representing Gardena, a leading manufacturer of gardening equipment, with regard to the investigation of the Germany Federal Cartel Office into Gardena’s online distribution.
  • Advising leading food and beverages companies with respect to antitrust damages claims against sugar suppliers.
  • Advising a leading German car manufacturer with respect to antitrust damages claims in relation to various cartels in the automotive sector.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Current rankings in directories as Chambers, Who's Who Legal, Legal 500, JUVE and Best Lawyers recognize Alexander Rinne as one of the leading lawyers for competition, antitrust law and European law in Germany.

Prior to joining Milbank, Alexander Rinne was head of the German antitrust practice of a major international law firm and head of its Munich office.  

He was admitted to the German bar in 1999. He studied law at the universities of Duesseldorf and Kiel.

Additional Details
  • North Rhine-Westphalia, Second State Exam
  • University of Kiel, Dr.
  • University of Kiel, First State Exam
  • Germany