Elisabeth Macher advises clients on intellectual property law, in particular unfair competition law, and regulatory matters. She is also active in cartel damages cases across sectors.
Elisabeth’s work in unfair competition law and regulatory matters focuses on the automotive sector. She advises various clients in the independent aftermarket (suppliers, parts dealers, data publishers), including associations. For her clients, Elisabeth is active both in and out of court, as well as in front of authorities such as the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission.
She also gained valuable in-house experience spending a secondment in the legal department of one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers.
In cartel damages cases, Elisabeth profits from her previous experience at another law firm where she specialised in cartel damages work. She advises clients across sectors in this area.
Elisabeth studied law in Goettingen and obtained an LL.M. degree from the University of Birmingham, UK. She completed her legal traineeship in Berlin and at Europol in The Hague. Elisabeth was admitted to the Cologne bar in 2012 and worked at a U.S. law firm in Cologne before joining Osborne Clarke in 2020.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
The automotive sector faces exciting changes, but also challenges, in particular with regard to decarbonisation and digitalization. I seek to secure fair treatment of the independent aftermarket by vehicle manufacturers. That means ensuring competition and a level playing field for all market participants.