Jones Day, Brussels
Philipp Werner is a competition partner in Jones Day’s Brussels Office where he focuses on EU competition and State aid law. Philipp has extensive State aid experience, in particular concerning privatization, restructuring, and investment aid.
He has advised on a large variety of State aid issues arising, inter alia, from privatizations, tax practices, loans and guarantees, renewable energy projects, investments and transactions, and bankruptcy. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, chemicals, telecommunications, transportation, insurance, and banking. His clients include Member States, local or regional governments, and public and private companies, including in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, and Spain.
He has advised and represented clients in State aid investigations before the European Commission as well as in EU and national court proceedings. In addition, he has challenged, on behalf of competitors, the granting of illegal aid to companies before the European Commission, Member State authorities, and courts.
Philipp is currently advising an energy company in a State aid investigation regarding a multibillion compensation claim. He is also representing an investor in a national court procedure relating to a contract with a public company, and advising a consortium in the IT industry structuring of their cooperation in line with EU State aid rules. Recently, he has advised a Member State relating to a complaint against the State’s national broadband plan and has successfully represented a telecom operator in a State aid complaint concerning spectrum allocation.
Philipp is co-editor of the comprehensive EU State Aid Control — Law and Economics (Kluwer, 2017) and the author of the chapter on Article 108 TFEU (State Aid Procedure) in Säcker/Montag, European State Aid Law (C.H. Beck, 2018). He is also the author of book chapters on regional aid and on German State aid litigation. He is a frequent speaker on State aid law and contributor to academic and other publications.
Philipp is recommended by Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers as a “Thought Leader” in EU State aid law and is also featured in Chambers and JUVE German Commercial Law Firms for his State aid experience. He has been voted by Global Competition Review as one of the world’s leading competition lawyers under the age of 40 (2012). Philipp is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., the antitrust section of the American Bar Association. and sits in the advisory board of the Berlin Roundtable on State Aid Law.