Anton Gerber is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in the firm's Brussels office.

Areas of Practice

Anton advises on all aspects of EU and German law, with a particular focus on competition issues. His practice covers questions related to cartel and antitrust investigations, vertical agreements, merger control filings, State aid, cartel damages actions and foreign direct investment. In addition, Anton also has significant experience with all aspects of data privacy compliance, and being a German-qualified Rechtsanwalt, German commercial law. He regularly advises clients from a range of sectors, notably regulated industries such as energy and transport, as well as consumer goods and automotive.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Anton was trained in EU Law in Germany and Belgium, where he received an LL.M. in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe. He was part of the competition and data protection/IT practices of major German and international law firms, focusing on technology, automotive and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, he has gained experience in government bodies such as the German Federal Network Agency and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, where he worked on antitrust investigations in the tech sector.



  • Advising a transport client in a multi-year cartel investigation procedures before the European Commission
  • Advising an energy client in a multi-year State aid investigation before the European Commission
  • Assessing State aid risks for a complex proposed transaction concerning energy assets
  • Advice in the context of litigious follow-on and standalone competition damages claims
  • Advising several clients from the consumer goods space on the organization of distribution systems
  • Advising clients from the automotive supplier sector on commercial supply agreements
  • Merger notifications to the German Federal Cartel Office
  • Advising a third-party competitor to the merging parties in in-depth merger control proceedings before the European Commission and UK CMA
  • Advice on the implementation of national ePrivacy laws, privacy notices and cross-border data transfers to third countries
  • Investigations into and evidence gathering regarding an alleged abuse of a dominant position in the tech sector
  • Preparing of written submissions in litigious cases concerning regulated energy and telecommunication providers
  • Contribution to a study concerning access to justice for NGOs in State aid cases at national level
  • Preparing competition and anti-bribery compliance trainings for various German and international clients



  • "No transparency for the sake of it: How the data subject’s capacity, role and context influence the EU Court’s balancing of the right of access to documents against data protection," Berliner Rechtszeitschrift 1/2021, p.p. 27-34

Antitrust Law Blog Posts

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

Privacy Law Blog Posts


Second State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court of Cologne, 2022

LL.M. in European Legal Studies, College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), 2020

First State Examination in Law, University of Cologne, 2018

Erasmus Program, Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France), 2015


  • Cologne Bar, Germany
  • Brussels, Belgium (E List)


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