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Torsten Syrbe

Torsten Syrbe


Torsten Syrbe

Torsten Syrbe advises major international and Russian corporations on joint ventures, M&A transactions, project financing and foreign investments across a number of industry fields with a special focus on the healthcare, petrochemical and real estate/PPP sectors. Torsten heads the Russian competition group and specialises in all areas of Russian and EU competition law.

Torsten has extensive experience in advising clients on Russian and EU merger clearance proceedings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, vertical relationships, parallel import issues and antimonopoly matters in other CIS countries.

  • Advising State Grid International Development Russia Investment Company Ltd., a subsidiary of the state-owned enterprise State Grid Corporation of China, on merger control and foreign investment control aspects of the establishment of a Russian joint venture with Rosseti, a leading Russian power company, to invest in power grid facilities and provide services in the power transmission and distribution industries across Russia
  • Advising Mondi, an international packaging and paper group, on the corporate and competition matters in relation to the establishment of its joint venture with a Russian corrugated packaging manufacturer to build a greenfield corrugated fiberboard plant in Russia
  • Advising Abbott on the acquisition of Veropharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical manufacturer (the largest pharmaceutical transaction on the Russian market)
  • Advising CMA CGM with respect to the cartel case against 14 container shipping companies

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Career and qualifications

  • Joined Clifford Chance Brussels 2001
  • Clifford Chance Düsseldorf 2001-2002
  • Clifford Chance Moscow since 2002
  • Partner since 2010

Awards and citations

  • Torsten Syrbe is a highly esteemed competition practitioner who is regularly involved in significant merger control mandates. He also assists clients with regulatory issues. One source describes him as "practical and responsive," while another adds: "He provides solutions and alternatives and is always available for follow-up questions or urgent requests."
    Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/Antitrust
  • "Torsten Syrbe leads a very good team that are very practical and understand what US based clients demand. Torsten himself is also very involved and always available to discuss a question or issue."
    Legal 500 2021, Competition/Antitrust
  • Torsten Syrbe is experienced in corporate and commercial mandates in the life sciences field and also advises on localisation projects and regulatory compliance issues. "He understands the industry," a client says, adding: "He gives practical advice."
    Chambers Europe 2021, Life Sciences
  • Notable Practitioner
    Chambers Europe 2020: Russia – Life Sciences