Dr Marc Heltemes

Associate | Competition | Lawyer since 2016

Phone: +49 211 20052-220
Fax: +49 211 20052-100
Email: m.heltemes(at)glademichelwirtz.com

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Short Profile

Marc Heltemes is an associate at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ in the COMPETITION practice. He advises German and international clients on issues relating to German and European anti-trust law.

Marc Heltemes studied law at the University of Cologne. After taking his First Legal State Exam, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Energy Law in Cologne. While writing his dissertation he worked as a research assistant at a leading international law firm for anti-trust law. In 2013, he received a doctorate degree in law from the University of Cologne with a thesis on settlements in fine proceedings of cartel authorities.

During his legal clerkship, amongst other things Marc Heltemes worked at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., USA, at the German Federal Cartel Office as well as at a leading international law firm. He passed his Second Legal State Exam in 2016.

As well as his native German, Marc Heltemes is also fluent in English.

In his leisure time Marc Heltemes likes to spend time with his family, friends and sports. Moreover, he enjoys following the matches of FC Bayern Munich.


Recently and at present, Marc Heltemes has advised on the following matters:

  • Defence of companies in various cartel proceedings related to fines (including the cases "steel purchasing" and "special steel")
  • Operative compliance advice of a large German purchasing cooperation
  • Defending clients against the enforcement of damage claims in cartel cases (including "drugstore products", "mills", "beer" or "acoustically effective components")
  • Advising various companies in merger control proceedings (including United Internet AG's acquisition of Drillisch AG, Investor AB's acquisition of Piab Group)


  • Heltemes, Settlements im europäischen und deutschen Kartellbußgeldverfahren, 2014, Dissertation