Rita Zuppke
Rita Zuppke
Associate, Competition and EU State Aid Law, Public Procurement Law

Rita Zuppke specialises in German and European antitrust law and in public procurement law. She advises German and international clients in proceedings before the German and European courts, the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office.

Languages: German, English, French


  • Representing Vodafone before the courts in relation to a successful third-party intervention against a Bundeskartellamt decision clearing a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and EWE subject to remedies
  • Merger control advice to MAN Energy Solutions on the acquisition of H-TEC SYSTEMS (notification in several jurisdictions worldwide)
  • Antitrust advice to and representation of Vodafone regarding the proceedings of the Federal Cartel Office in terms of the planned cooperation between Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to close so-called “Grey Spots”
  • Advising Penguin Random House on the merger control aspects of the acquisition of frechverlag
  • Advising leading Chinese locomotive manufacturer CRRC on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives (complex phase II proceedings before the Bundeskartellamt)
  • Advising UPLINK Network before the Bundeskartellamt and in courts in relation to the dispute around access to radio antennas
  • Advising the successful bidder consortium consisting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA in the public procurement procedure of the Federal Ministry of Transport regarding the collection of the car toll (project “ISA-Erhebung” – JUVE)
  • Advising a company active in the food sector in merger control proceedings in front of the Federal Cartel Office


Rita studied law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena (with additional qualifications in Anglo-American and French law) and at the University of Burgundy in Dijon. She completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court Dresden with placements at international law firms in Dresden and Brussels