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Dr. Daisy Walzel

Partner // Head of Competition (Germany), Düsseldorf

Daisy advises on all aspects of German and EU competition law, specialising in merger control and competition law compliance. She also represents clients in cartel proceedings and in abuse of dominance cases.
+49 211 21020–210

+49 (0)160 9628 2493

Daisy Walzel


Daisy offers fast and pragmatic advice on transactions requiring national, EU or international merger control analysis and clearances. She has navigated numerous transactions through merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and/or the EU Commission. 

Daisy also helps businesses resolve competition law issues in their day-to-day businesses as well as in distribution contracts, e.g. regarding questions of resale price maintenance, limitations to online or cross-border trading, non-compete clauses or sole supply/trading clauses.

Daisy is also experienced in representing clients in cartel proceedings before the EU Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. 

Daisy’s practise encompasses a broad range of sectors. She has specialist expertise in the retail and in the automotive sector.


  • Merger Control - The "Group Concept", 2019.
  • Merger Control Law: Recent developments on "Gun Jumping", 2018. 
  • Bundeskartellamt veröffentlicht Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot, ZVertriebsR 2017, S. 71 ff.
  • Kölner Kommentar zum Kartellrecht, 1. Auflage, 2016, Band 3, Art. 101 AEUV, Rn. 506 ff., gemeinsam mit Prof. Christian Kersting
  • Der neue Umsatzbegriff des § 277 HGB - Folgen für die Fusionskontrolle, WuW 2016, S. 523 ff.
  • Berg/Mäsch, Kommentar zum deutschen und europäischen Kartellrecht, 2. Auflage, 2015, Kartellverfahrensverordnung (VO 1/2003), diverse Artikel (gemeinsam mit Robin van der Hout)
  • Ungeregelte Vollzugsinstrumente der EU Kommission, Univ. Diss., Köln 2008;
  • Grundzüge der Richtlinienrechtsprechung des EuGH, JURA 2007, S. 653 ff., gemeinsam mit Thomas Becker
  • Übermittlung von Fluggastdaten in die USA - Zugleich Urteilsanmerkung zur Entscheidung des EuGH vom 30 Mai 2006, RDV 2006, S. 149 ff., gemeinsam mit Thomas Becker u.a.


  • German Association for Distribution Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht e.V.)


"The DWF team around Dr Walzel advised us on the establishment of a joint venture from a merger control law angle, conducted the required EU merger filings and coordinated further merger filing. We were particularly impressed by Dr Walzel's practice-oriented and extremely competent advice." Kai-Alexander Bischoff, Law and Compliance,  Brose Group

“Dr Walzel (DWF Germany) and her team have advised on several of our transactions from a merger control law angle and have conducted the necessary EU merger filings as well as assessed and coordinated further merger filings abroad. We very much appreciate the work of Dr Walzel.” Christian Prause, CFO, AUNDE Gruppe

“Daisy helped us navigate through a time-critical merger control procedure before the German Federal Cartel Office. She was extremely professional in her approach and we found her responsiveness and support to be most impressive. Overall, we look forward to further successful future cooperation.”
Christine Hawkes | CFO | Lamex Food Group 

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