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Dr. Jochen Bernhard
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Dr. Jochen Bernhard

Partner, Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt), Compliance Officer (Univ.)
Sectors and solutions
  • Universities of Freiburg and Paris, schools of law Additional Education "European, International and Foreign law"


  • Leading lawyer for antitrust law and compliance, Kanzleimonitor 2023/2024
  • Frequently recommended for antitrust and state aid law, JUVE Handbuch 2023/2024
  • Recommended for Competition and Antitrust Law, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2024
  • Recommended for Corporate Governance and Compliance, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2024
  • TOP lawyer for antitrust law, WirtschaftsWoche 19/2024
  • "An absolute expert in antitrust law, among other things. Knows the practice, knows what one is talking about and has been able to advise us competently on all legal issues so far." (Client), Legal 500 Germany 2021

Teaching Activities

  • Assistant Professor at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and at the Hochschule Pforzheim
  • Examiner for the Zweites juristisches Staatsexamen


  • Studienkreis Wettbewerb und Innovation
  • Deutsch-französische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
  • Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft Alumni e.V.
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.


  • Trusted laywer / external ombudsman for Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart and various municipalities
  • Internal registration office for several industrial and commercial enterprises under the Whistleblower Protection Act


  • Editor of Art. 1-3 and 6-10 Vertical Block Exemption Regulation in the Munich Commentary on EU Competition Law (3rd ed. 2020)
  • Individual protection under cartel law through class actions (doctoral thesis), Mohr Siebeck Verlag


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  • Italian
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