Dr. Anja Palatzke

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten und Steuerberatern mbB


Dr. Anja Palatzke is a member of Baker McKenzie's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Dusseldorf. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in September 2015, she was a member of the antitrust and competition law team of a German law firm that focuses on competition and corporate law. Anja has completed a PhD thesis on European competition law.

Practice Focus

Anja advises German and international clients on all aspects of European and German competition law, including merger control proceedings, cartel investigations, and cartel damage claims.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Regularly advises a leading German automotive manufacturer in relation to antitrust and compliance matters worldwide.
  • Regularly advises a leading Swiss manufacturer of specialty chemicals in multijurisdictional merger control proceedings.
  • Regularly advises a leading supplier of rail vehicle components in multijurisdictional merger control proceedings.
  • Advises companies from the food industries in relation to follow-on cartel damage claims arising from the German sugar cartel.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dusseldorf Bar Association - Member
  • German Association of Antitrust Lawyers - Member
  • German French Lawyers Association (DFJ) - Member


  • Germany (2013)


  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Assessor Exam) (2013)
  • University of Konstanz (Dr. jur.) (2011)
  • University of Konstanz (Referendar Exam) (2009)
  • University Jean Moulin Lyon III (DEUF) (2007)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Brussels