Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch
Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch, LL.M. (NYU)
Rechtsanwältin / Attorney at Law (NY)
Partner, Antitrust and Competition Law, Compliance, Art Law

Anna Blume is specialised in German and European antitrust and competition law. She represents clients in proceedings in front of the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and in relation to parallel investigations of international competition authorities worldwide. She advises on all areas of antitrust and competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, internal investigations, unilateral conduct and abuse of dominance proceedings as well as follow on damages claims. She advises international clients in many different industries and has particularly good sector knowledge in the areas of media and telecommunication, consumer goods and retail as well as general industries and power technologies.

Anna was already one of the “notable women competition professionals in their 30s” (W@Competition, 30 in their 30s) in 2017. She is regularly ranked as “one of the world’s leading competition experts” in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and is among Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders “Germany” and “Competition”.

Anna Blume Huttenlauch is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwältin) and to the New York Bar (Attorney at Law). She is a member of the German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht), where she co-chairs the Berlin Regional Division, of the German American Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association (Antitrust Section) and of the Institute of Art and Law. She has lectured several times in the context of a master program at the University of Zurich and at German universities. Anna Blume Huttenlauch publishes regularly on German and European competition law topics and on art law. She is author of the commentary to Art. 102 TFEU in Loewenheim/Meessen/Riesenkampff/Kersting/Meyer-Lindemann.

Languages: German, English, French, Italian


  • Advising leading Chinese locomotive manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives GmbH (Vossloh Locomotives)
  • Advising a cartel member vis-à-vis the European Court of Justice in relation to a claim for access to file
  • Advising an international brewery in the context of the beer cartel investigation of the German Federal Cartel Office
  • Advising a leading power technologies supplier in the context of several cartel investigations by the European Commission and international competition authorities incl. leniency proceedings
  • Advising an international branded goods manufacturer in relation to the vertical investigation of the German Federal Cartel Office because of resale price maintenance
  • Advising a leading publishing and media house in several merger control proceedings vis-à-vis the German Federal Cartel Office
  • Merger control advice to an international telecommunication provider (UK Competition and Markets Authority)
  • Advising a fragrances and cosmetics manufacturer in merger control proceedings vis-à-vis the European Commission
  • Advising a leading foods manufacturer in merger control proceedings vis-à-vis the German Federal Cartel Office
  • Merger control advice to a financial institution in relation to the divestment of its private client business
  • Merger control advice of a waste management company in relation to the acquisition of a refuse incineration plant
  • Advising several companies involved in cartel infringements in relation to follow-on damages claims
  • Advising a dominant company in relation to the re-structuring of its price and rebate schemes


Anna Blume Huttenlauch studied law and art history at the universities of Passau, Berlin (Humboldt University) and New York (New York University), where she obtained a master in antitrust and trade regulation law (LL.M.). During her master studies in New York she interned at the Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division. She holds a doctor of laws degree from Humboldt University Berlin (Dr. iur.) and is admitted to the German and the New York Bar. Before founding BLOMSTEIN Anna Blume worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP from 2008 to 2016 with a secondment to London for eight months (2014/2015).

She served her legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Kammergericht) with further stations at the New York office of Sidley Austin, the German Federal Film Board (Berlin), Hogan Hartson Raue LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Before starting to work as an attorney, Anna worked at the German Consulate General in Chicago and the Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division in New York as well as at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Biennale di Venezia.

Publications (Antitrust & Competition)

  • TV-Interview: Trade cartels and the law (2 August 2017), Watch Video
  • Loewenheim / Meessen / Riesenkampff / Kersting / Meyer-Lindemann, Commentary to Art. 102 TFEU
  • Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google in D’Kart Antitrust Blog (24 July 2018) read
  • Searching for the best price (on antitrust risks related to the use of algorithms), in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Einspruch (14 March 2018) read
  • Enforcement in Digital Markets, in Competition Policy International (January 2017) read
  • Important Guidance on the Application of Public Procurement Law: the OECD’s Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement, in Complawblog (8 December 2016, together with Roland Stein) read
  • Die OECD-Empfehlungen zur Bekämpfung von Angebotsabsprachen im öffentlichen Beschaffungswesen, Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht 2016, p. 728 (together with Roland Stein)
  • How Many “Likes” for the German Facebook Antitrust Probe? in Competition Policy International (15 August 2016) read
  • The Internet of Things in the Light of Digitalization and Increased Media Convergence 
in: Communications and Competition Law Key Issues in the Telecoms, Media and Technology 
Sectors, 2015 (together with Thoralf Knuth) read
  • Kartellopfer können auf Schadenersatz klagen – Europäische Richtlinie schafft neue rechtliche Möglichkeiten – Mehr Zeit für Geltendmachung der Ansprüche, Börsen-Zeitung 26 July 2014 read
  • Case C-365/12 EC v EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Judgment of 27 February 2014, The European Law Reporter 2014/62
  • Der Schutz von Kronzeugen- und Settlementerklärungen vor der Einsichtnahme durch Dritte nach dem 
Richtlinien-Vorschlag der Kommission in Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2013, p. 350 (together with 
Lilly Fiedler)
  • Kartellrechtsverstöße als Ausschlussgründe im Vergabeverfahren, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 
Zeitschrift für Deutsches und Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht, 2012, p. 38 
(together with Pascal Friton and Roland Stein)

Publications (Art Law)

  • Kunst im Käfig, Süddeutsche Zeitung of 8 July 2016 read
  • Der Rothko vom Weihnachtsmann, Süddeutsche Zeitung of 29 January 2016 read
  • Wem gehört die Kunst? in: Bankspiegel der GLS Bank 2/2013
  • Transformation durch Aneignung als Herausforderung des Urheberrechts. Neue Tendenzen in der amerikanischen Rechtsprechung zur Appropriation Art in: Bild und Wissenschaft, Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben und Werk Alexej von Jawlenskys, Band 3 (2009)
  • Ausstellung “Raub und Restitution. Kulturgut aus jüdischem Besitz von 1933 bis heute” im Jüdischen Museum, Berlin, 19. September 2008 bis 25. Januar 2009, in KUR – Kunst und Recht 2008, p. 168
  • Appropriation Art – Kunst an den Grenzen des Urheberrechts, Dissertation 2008
  • Gerichte in den USA gegen Restitution – Tahitische Strassenszene, artnet vom 16 July 2007
  • Die Kunst überfordert die Juristen, artnet, 17 November 2006
  • Nimm mich, artnet, 23 October 2006
  • Recht verschwommen, artnet 15 August 2006
  • Berlin Street Fight, in: artnet.com, 11 July 2006 read
  • Street Scenes and Other Scenes from Berlin: Legal Issues in the Restitution of Art after the Third Reich, in: German Law Journal, 2006, p. 819 read
  • Die Haftung des Kunstexperten, Anna Blume Huttenlauch, KUR – Kunst und Recht 2004, p. 118 read


  • The Global Art Trade – General Conditions in the International Market illustrated by the example of Germany and the US, panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Harald Falckenberg, Prof. Dr. Haimo Schack, LL.M. (Berkeley), Dr. Olaf Christiansen, LL.M. (Dickinson), German American Lawyers Association Conference, Hamburg, 6 July 2018
  • Hipster Antitrust – Digitisation of antitrust law, panel discussion with Max Klasse, Nikolas Guggenberger and Sebastian Louven, Telemedicus Sommerkonferenz 2018, Berlin, 1 Juli 2018
  • The New Competition Register – What to expect?, Competition Law for SMEs, German Institute for Compliance, ICC and VDMA, Frankfurt, 19 April 2018
  • Art at the boundaries of copyright law – or: Copyright law as a restriction of art?, Emerging Artists Project, Center for Art and Creativity Dortmund, 27 October 2017
  • Competition and Public Procurement Law as a Tool in the Fight Against Corruption, Presentation to a delegation from Latin America, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, 25 October 2017 (with Roland Stein and Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Art at the boundaries of copyright law – or: Copyright law as a restriction of art?, Burg Giebichenstein, 23 February 2017, University of Arts and Design
  • SFG Expert Luncheon, New York City, 25 January 2017, “EU vs. GOOGLE: Analysis of the EU Antitrust Enforcement Action and Potential Impact on Global Internet Companies” (with Max Klasse)
  • Telecom and Media Mergers, Panel at the 5th AIJA Annual Competition Conference 2016 – Competition Law Developments in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (Valencia, 3-5 March 2016); Panel discussion with Sean-Paul Brankin (Crowell & Moring), Andrew Ward (Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira), Pablo Figueroa (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) and German Zakharov (Alrud)
  • Der qualifizierte Kartellrechtsexperte, Euroforum Berlin, 2 August 2013
  • Transatlantische Kunstrechtsstreitigkeiten – aktuelle Fragen und neue Trends, Presentation and panel discussion with Thomas R. Kline (Andrews Kurth, Washington), Birgit Kurtz (Alston & Bird, New York) and Sean Rainbird (Director Staatsgalerie Stuttgart), moderated by Dr. Stephan Wilske (Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart) and Dr. Ralph Sammeck (RTL Television, Cologne), German American Lawyers Conference, Frankfurt, 28 April 2007