Gibson Dunn Adds Antitrust Partner Georg Weidenbach in Frankfurt

October 19, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Georg Weidenbach will join the firm’s Frankfurt office.  Weidenbach, formerly a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, will continue his global antitrust practice.

“We’re delighted to welcome Georg to Gibson Dunn,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is an experienced and highly regarded antitrust lawyer who will be a strong addition to our market-leading competition practice across the globe and to our German and European practices in particular.”

“I’m pleased that Georg is joining our team in Frankfurt,” said Dirk Oberbracht, Partner in Charge of the Frankfurt Office.  “Georg is one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Germany, with significant depth of experience in cartel damage claims and cartel investigations and defense.  His experience will not only strengthen our leading European cartel practice, but will also nicely complement our premiere litigation practice.”

“I’m thrilled to join Gibson Dunn,” said Weidenbach.  “I look forward to contributing to Gibson Dunn’s highly respected global antitrust and competition platform as I begin the next phase of my career.  I’m also excited to work alongside such an excellent group of lawyers here in Germany, Brussels and globally, as the firm’s reputation for having a truly collaborative culture precedes it.”

About Georg Weidenbach

Weidenbach’s practice focuses on European and German antitrust and competition law.  He regularly advises clients on cartel investigations and related cartel damage claims, merger control, compliance programs and audits, distribution/licensing, and abuse of dominance.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Weidenbach served as a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP.  He began his legal career at Baker McKenzie.

Weidenbach passed his first state exam at the University of Konstanz in Germany in 1998 and his second state exam in the Frankfurt Court of Appeals in 2002.  He also received a doctor’s degree from the University of Konstanz in 2001 and a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford in 2000.

Throughout his professional career, Weidenbach has taught antitrust law at German universities, including the EBS Law School and the University of Münster. He has also co-published various textbooks and articles on German and EU Antitrust Law subjects.  Weidenbach is a founding member of the Association of Antitrust Lawyers in Frankfurt.