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Dr. Gerald Brei, Partner

Dr. Gerald Brei


Attorney at law


German, English, French

Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Global Compliance Crisis Management
  • Intellectual property
  • Media
  • Public procurement
  • Technology

Practice notes

Gerald Brei specialises in European, Swiss and German antitrust law. He also advises in the areas of procurement law, commercial administrative law and regulated markets. He is well versed in all relevant areas of antitrust law and can draw on a wealth of consulting experience spanning more than 20 years.

Gerald advises clients with regard to distribution and licensing agreements, conducts merger control proceedings and represents companies in administrative and sanction proceedings initiated by antitrust authorities. He also advises companies on antitrust compliance programmes, internal investigations, public procurement and regulated markets, with a focus on energy, healthcare and pharma, telecommunication, infrastructure and transport.

Prior to joining Eversheds, Gerald was a partner at a leading Swiss law firm and worked, inter alia, as inhouse counsel for many years. As former Head of the Antitrust Group of a Munich-based international company, he is familiar with all practical questions relating to competition law and thus is well suited to advising corporate clients hands-on and goal-orientated.

After his studies at the universities of Munich and Lausanne, Gerald completed a doctorate of law in his home town Munich.

Gerald is a member of the Zurich Bar Association’s Committee on Competition Law and of the German Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht. He is a Swiss delegate to ICC Competition Commission and there a Co-Chair of the Task Force on Due Process. He is admitted to the bars in Switzerland and Germany and has published a number of articles on antitrust law.

Gerald is recommended by Chambers & Partners and recognised in WWL 2016.


Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.