Johannes Persch

Johannes Persch is a PhD candidate at the University of Mannheim in EU antitrust law and doctoral member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation—MaCCI. His research is supported by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. Johannes is qualified to practice law in Germany and holds an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to starting his PhD, he has completed various internships, including at the German Federal Cartel Office, the European Commission and major international law firms. His work has been published in leading European and German journals, including the European Competition Journal, the Journal of European Competition Law and Pracice and Europarecht.

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