Max Hauser advises German and international clients on a broad spectrum of antitrust matters under German and EU laws, in particular regarding: Merger control clearances in Germany, the EU, and globally, Cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as compliance programs and audits, Antitrust damages claims, representing both defendants and claimants. Mr. Hauser is recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, JUVE and WirtschaftsWoche as a leading antitrust and competition lawyer. Sources describe that he “keeps calm in stressful situations and finds solutions extremely fast”, and is “always three steps ahead”. He excels at simplifying complex issues, especially in cross-border M&A situations, drawing on experience from more than a hundred merger control filings in various jurisdictions. Mr. Hauser advises clients from a wide range of industries, including financial services, private equity, automotive, food retailing, health care, information technology, and oil and gas. Mr. Hauser regularly publishes articles on antitrust law issues, and has co-authored a cartel damages handbook. He is a co-founder and board member of the Competition Litigation Forum in Germany. Mr. Hauser is a member of the firm’s Associates and Legal Professional & Paralegal Committees and a former member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.