At YPOG, Lilly focuses on her activity as a notary. She offers the full range of notarial services. Her focus is on corporate and real estate law and includes, in particular, providing notarial services with regard to transactions involving corporate and real estate law. Her focus of activity is supplemented by advice and structuring in inheritance law, inter alia as to corporate succession, and in family law.
Moreover, Lilly has been recognized on a regular basis as a Future Leader in Competition Law in Who’s Who Legal 2017, 2018, 2019 und 2020: Competition – Future Leaders. Business daily Handelsblatt in cooperation with US publishing house Best Lawyers© commended Lilly as one of Germany's best lawyers for corporate law.
She is a member of the German Notarial Association.
Education and Career
Lilly studied law in Freiburg, Montreal and London (in addition, summer-study program in Beijing). Before joining YPOG, Lilly worked as an attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin with secondments to London and Düsseldorf. At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, she most recently worked as a counsel specializing in antitrust law. Lilly passed her examination as a notary in 2019.
Lilly’s recent work highlights (inter alia as part of her previous activity for an international law firm) include:
- advising ABB on several transactions and as a leniency applicant in multinational antitrust proceedings, inter alia involving gas-insulated switchgear and power transformers as well as related private damages claims
- advising AB InBev as a leniency applicant in antitrust proceedings regarding beer (both horizontally and vertically)
- advising CONTINENTAL on aspects of merger control and antitrust law regarding the investment in HERE, the global market leader in the field of map and location services
- advising LANXESS on multinational merger controls regarding the establishment of a joint venture with Saudi Aramco in the field of synthetic rubbers as well as regarding several other transactions, most recently on the sale of the organic-leather business to TFL Ledertechnik
- advising the Smiths Group on the acquisition of Morpho Detection from Safran
- advising CVC/Messer on the acquisition of a large part of the North America business of gas manufacturer Linde in connection with the merger with Praxair
- advising TAKATA as a leniency applicant in the antitrust proceeding before the European Commission regarding infringements in the context of supplying seat belts, airbags and steering wheels to Japanese producers in the European Economic Area (EEA); likewise, advising TAKATA in the context of a fundamental reorganizational process (both out-of-court and in court, and both in Japan and the U.S.) on the sale of all its assets to Key Safety Systems Inc. (KSS), a Chinese company with its seat in the U.S.
Moreover, in 2019 Lilly served as what is known as a permanent notary representative (ständige Notarvertreterin) where she focused, in particular, on real estate law.
- German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwältin) and German qualified notary (Notarin)
- Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (Freiburg University)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law (King’s College London)
- Certifications of venture capital transactions: What really matters,
in: JUVE Handbuch 2022/2023, ISBN 978-3-9819038-5-0, 1st edition 2022, pp. 723 - 724 (together with Tim Schlösser) [in German]
- Chapter 21: Disclosure obligations during crisis,
in: Rübenstahl / Hahn / Voet van Vormizeele, Handbook Antitrust Compliance, 1st edition 2020, pp. 770–783 (together with Christoph Seibt) [in German]
- Art. 102 TFEU, margin nos. 35–107,
in: Commentary on Antitrust Law, 3rd edition 2016 and 4th edition 2020 (together with Helmut Bergmann) [in German]
- Merger control in Germany,
in: GTDT Market Intelligence – Merger Control, May 2018 and June 2019 (together with Helmut Bergmann and Benjamin Schoo)
- The cherry-picking by the European Commission and the consequences under private law – New impulses regarding the scope of the joint and several compensation inter se in the aftermath of EU antitrust fines,
NZKart 2018, pp. 517–521 (together with Arne Klaas) [in German]
- He who seeks shall find (if he can): prohibition of price-comparison machines in the selective distribution system under the “ASICS” case law,
NZKart 2018, p. 252 (together with Mariya Serafimova) [in German]
- New rules regarding the disclosure of evidence: Who must pick up the tab for the cost of disclosure?
NZKart 2017, p. 497 (together with Marcus Niermann) [in German]
- Price signaling: deciphering the shipping forecast,
CPI 2016 volume 3, number 1, p. 14–24 (together with Nicholas Frey)
- The protection of declarations made by leniency applicants and of settlement declarations from being inspected by third parties pursuant to the proposed directive by the European Commission,
NZKart 2013, p. 350 (together with Anna Huttenlauch) [in German]
- The current proposed directive of the European Commission – a great step forward for damages under antitrust law?,
BB 2013, p. 2179 [in German]
- Indirect buyers’ entitlement to claims and passing-on defense: private enforcement under antitrust law in Germany,
BB 2012, p. 206 (together with Helmut Bergmann) [in German]
- Class actions for enforcing European antitrust law. Use and possible structuring in procedural terms of collective redress proceedings under German law for purposes of private enforcement of European antitrust law (dissertation),
Mohr Siebeck publishing house, 1st edition 2010 [in German]; reviewed by Voet van Vormizeele, G.C.L.R. 2010, p. 129 and Voet van Vormizeele, WuW 2011, p. 736 [the latter in German]