Markus Wirtz is a partner at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ. He acts as counsel in COMPETITION matters for DAX 30 companies, MDAX companies, international listed companies, small and medium-sized companies as well as industry associations.
Markus Wirtz has published numerous articles on antitrust and merger control law and is a co-author of the leading German commentary Immenga & Mestmäcker, of the Handbook of European Competition Law (ed. Mäger) and the Handbook of German and European Competition Law (ed. Lange). He is a regular speaker on antitrust law at conferences and training seminars, for instance those held by the Research Institute for Economy and Competition (FIW) or the Global Competition Review. He is reader in law at Leuphana University, and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Competition Law at the University of Düsseldorf. Markus Wirtz studied law and economics at the University of Bayreuth. He holds an LLM in European Law from the University of Nottingham School of Law and was awarded a doctorate from the University of Bayreuth with a thesis on European merger control. As part of his legal practice course he worked as an intern, inter alia, for the German Monopolies Commission. Markus Wirtz is recommended in numerous international publications as a leading competition lawyer.
Markus Wirtz is the current chair of the Antitrust Committee of the German Bar Association, a member of the German Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht and the Antitrust Section of the International Bar Association.
As well as his native German, he is fluent in English and speaks basic French and Spanish.
In his leisure time, Markus Wirtz enjoys classic and modern literature, running, tennis and mountaineering.