Dr. Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, LL.M., is one of the leading practitioners of competition law in Brussels and Germany. Bertold has more than 25 years of experience in the field. A partner with DLA Piper’s Brussels and German offices, Bertold is a Fulbright alumnus and admitted to the New York, German and Brussels bars. Bertold currently co-heads the EU Competition team in Brussels and also has responsibilities as Elected Member of DLA Piper's International Board. Since 2017, Bertold serves as Elected Co-Chair of AmCham EU's Competition Policy Committee.

Together with other partners and his team, Bertold advises at the forefront of competition and State aid law developments and represents clients in landmark cases before competition authorities and the EU Courts. Over the years, Bertold has gained extensive experience in the application of competition rules in a large variety of industry sectors including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, defence equipment, chemicals, crop protection, petrochemicals, gas, electricity, steel, motor vehicles, automotive components, construction equipment, cable television & multimedia, telecommunications, aerospace, satellite launching, tourism, air transport, online gaming, shipbuilding, food processing, fuel card services, financial services, luxury watches, and more. He is also well connected with the political EU stakeholders in Brussels.

Giving back to the community is very important to Bertold, who manages DLA Piper's worldwide legal support to EURORDIS, the European Organization for Rare Diseases. Together with his family, he has been sponsoring the education of several children in Ethiopia for now more than fifteen years.

Bertold provides services to DLA Piper UK LLP through a limited liability company.