Nota Bene Episode 146: Distinctly Europe: German Elections, UK Supply Chain Chaos, ESG Guidance and a New EU Whistleblower Regime with Oliver Heinisch


We catch up with our Europe-based expert, Oliver Heinisch, on upcoming changes for the fourth quarter of 2021 including updates on the German elections, Brexit and supply chain issues, and a new EU whistleblower directive.

Oliver is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s London and Brussels offices. Oliver advises on all areas of EU, UK and German competition law with a focus on international cartel and abuse of dominance procedures including related antitrust litigation matters as well as merger control law. He also regularly advises clients on questions relating to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

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What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • What does the election post-Angela Merkel mean for the major and smaller parties in Germany?
  • What is the German election winner social democrats SPD’s effect on the rest of Europe?
  • What’s the latest in the UK supply chain issue and labor shortage?
  • How has Brexit impacted immigration in the UK?
  • How do Europe’s ESG laws impact competition and sustainability?
  • What competition rules need to change to make Europe more sustainable?
  • How will the new EU whistleblower directive impact both national and private policies?

Contact Information:

Oliver Heinisch




Sheppard Mullin website

This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matter, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.


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