Judith Jacop is an associate in the Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice. She advises clients on all areas of EU and German competition law.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins as an associate, Ms. Jacop gained experience as an academic assistant at a chair of competition law (Lehrstuhl Professor Dreher) and as a legal trainee in the competition law division of the Frankfurt Regional Court. She also worked in the Antitrust & Competition Practice and the Litigation & Trial Department at Latham in Frankfurt and New York. Through an internship at the German Federal Cartel Office, she gained valuable insight into the workings of the office's antitrust units.

Ms. Jacob's experience includes advising:

  • A manufacturer of bags and luggage in an investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office concerning resale price maintenance, leading to the closing of the investigation with a significant reduction in fine; also in structuring an antitrust compliant online and offline sales concept, specifically vertical questions
  • A global leading food producer in ongoing compliance questions, specifically vertical agreements
  • An international technology company on possible cartel investigations in a number of product markets
  • An international sports event organizer on antitrust issues involving its sponsorship arrangements
  • Scout24 on the sale of its online car selling platform AutoScout24
  • A satellite operator in a proceeding concerning the allocation of satellite frequencies for on-flight internet services
  •  A German publisher in an antitrust and quasi-criminal investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office
  • A steel producer in a national cartel investigation
  • An international lens manufacturer in an antitrust compliance audit
  • Various major industry clients as defendant in civil cartel damages claims
  • An automobile manufacturer as plaintiff in civil cartel follow-on damages claims against suppliers
  • A global leading automotive OEM with regard to a joint venture with a German car maker
  • Various financial and strategic investors in German, EU, and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2016
  • First German State Exam, University of Mainz, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French