"Clients describe him as „an expert in his field - very practical and good at digesting complex factual issues and boiling them down to manageable points."
Chambers Global 2016
Jens Peter Schmidt is a partner in the Brussels and Düsseldorf offices of Mayer Brown's Antitrust & Competition practice. He co-leads the European Antitrust & Competition team and is partner-in-charge of the Brussels office.
A focus of his counseling concerns merger control risk analyses and complex merger control notifications. He has gained considerable experience in responsibly handling second phase (in-depth) investigations before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt). He regularly coordinates multi-jurisdictional merger filings.
Jens Peter also represents clients in cartel case investigations, structures compliance programs, and provides assessments of vertical and horizontal arrangements, including information exchanges and he advises on state aid issues.
IFLR 2017 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms ranks Jens Peter as a "Leading Lawyer for EU Competition." According to Chambers Global 2016 clients describe him as "an expert in his field - very practical and good at digesting complex factual issues and boiling them down to manageable points." Chambers Global 2014 says Jens Peter Schmidt is "flexible, proactive and communicative, with an excellent European Commission network.” German directory JUVE 2016/2017 ranks him as "frequently recommended" expert and JUVE 2013/2014 states that he "belongs to the circle of well-established antitrust lawyers at EU level." Chambers Europe 2012 states that "clients note his responsiveness and strategic advice."