Anne Federle has been a partner at Bird & Bird since 2010. She is part of the competition & EU law group. She is a competition lawyer who steers clients through EU and national merger control, cartel and abuse proceedings, providing pragmatic, hands-on competition law advice. She has over 25 years of experience advising and representing clients in all areas of EU and German competition law. Two key areas of her practice are merger control and cartel investigations. Anne Federle has been involved in a large number of complex merger control cases before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, and regularly manages multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings across the globe. She also represents clients in EU cartel proceedings, helps them conduct internal investigations to identify and address anti-competitive conduct and supports them in developing effective competition law compliance programmes. Over the years Anne Federle has developed significant expertise in a number of sectors where technology plays an important role. This includes in particular the automotive industry as well as the electronics and telecommunications sectors. She also has a strong interest in competition law issues around (big) data and works closely with Bird & Bird’s data protection team on issues at the interface of competition and data protection law.