Dr Rainer Bierwagen
Dr Rainer M. Bierwagen is Partner at the offices of BEITEN BURKHARDT in Brussels and Berlin and member of the Competition practice group. His area of expertise comprises EU and international competition and trade law. He particularly advises national and international clients on competition law, on State aid rules, in mergers and acquisitions and concerning trade law. He is an expert in EU law for advisory services and advocacy before the courts.
Dr Bierwagen studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Geneva (Switzerland), Freiburg and Konstanz and obtained his Dr. iur. in 1989. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1989 and in Brussels as Avocat associé (1991) and as Médiateur agréé en droit civil et commercial (2010). He joined BEITEN BURKHARDT as Partner in 2009, having worked previously with Van Bael & Bellis (1989 to 1995) and as a partner with KRB Kemmler Rapp Böhlke, both in Brussels.
Dr Rainer Bierwagen is recommended.
(The Legal 500 Germany 2020 and 2021)
- Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
- Commission des Relations Internationales du Barreau Français de Bruxelles
- Chinese European Legal Association e.V. (CELA)
- Belgian Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
Publications / Lectures
US sanctions on Iran and EU blocking regulation
Dr Rainer Bierwagen
in: RIW 9-10/2020; p. 584 et seq.
Brexit – Business Relationships Put to the Test
PLATOW Brief, 10/2018; p. 7
Determination of the Normal Value and Interpretation of the Concept of „Sales Ordinary Course of Trade“
Dr Rainer Bierwagen and Dr. Theresa Ilgner (Comment on the Decision of the European Court of Justice (Second Chamber), Decision of 1 October 2014 – C-393/13 P (Council of the European Union/Alumina d. o. o.))
in: EuZW 2015, 24
Numerous articles on competition, State aid and trade law.
On 26 March 2015, Dr Bierwagen delivered a speech on "Ongoing WTO trade dispute settlement proceedings between the EU and Russia" at the International Forum on WTO Law.
In 2013, Dr. Bierwagen was appointed Honorary Professor by Saarland University. He frequently teaches at various universities and holds lectures at conferences on WTO and EU law issues.
Embracer Group’s subsidiary Koch Media has entered into a settlement with the European Commission
BEITEN BURKHARDT advises My Media Group on Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Peak Ace AG
BEITEN BURKHARDT obtains prolongation of anti-dumping duties in favour of European producers of open mesh glass fibre fabrics
BEITEN BURKHARDT Achieves an Expiry Review of Existing Anti-Dumping Duties on Glass Fibre Fabric Imports from China
For the Third Time BEITEN BURKHARDT Achieves High Anti-Dumping Duties for the European Ring Binder Mechanism Industry