Dr. Martin Schmidt

Rechtsanwalt

Tel. +49 (0)30 310 160 511
Mobil +49 (0)178 459 37 15
martin.schmidt@comfield-legal.eu

Martin Schmidt advises clients on all legal compliance matters. His practice focuses on antitrust law and data protection law.

For Comfield Unternehmensberatung GmbH & Co KG (www.comfield.eu) he also counsels companies on all compliance management issues, in particular on the establishment and advancement of compliance management systems.

Like not many other compliance consultants, he is very familiar with the in-house perspective. Before founding Comfield Legal, he worked as an in-house lawyer for antitrust law in the legal department of an international mobility and logistics group. Prior to that, he was a lawyer in a large commercial law firm and assisted clients primarily in antitrust proceedings and in antitrust damages litigation.

Martin serves as an external data protection officer for companies.

Medium-sized companies also trust him as a compliance ombudsman.

Martin passed his second state exam in Berlin. He previously studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he also received his doctorate. He began his studies at the University of Bayreuth, where he also completed additional training in economics ("wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Zusatzausbildung").

He is a member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (association of German speaking antitrust lawyers) and of the Advisory Board of "Compliance Business".

Experience (selection)
  • Advising a listed medium-sized company on the establishment of a data protection management system
  • Development and structuring of compliance management systems for several German medium-sized companies
  • Comprehensive antitrust compliance advice to several German business associations
  • Ongoing antitrust advice for various clients
  • Establishment and further development of a cartel damage prevention system for an international mobility and logistics group
  • Support of several antitrust damages follow-on proceedings on plaintiff and defendant side
  • Advising companies and individuals in the German sausage cartel and the German beer cartel
Lectures (selection)
  • Datenschutz in der Praxis - Ein Jahr nach der DSGVO", Lecture for IHK Rostock (Chamber of Commerce) in Rostock, June 2019
  • Datenschutz in der Praxis - Ein Jahr nach der DSGVO", Lecture for IHK Rostock (Chamber of Commerce) in Stralsund, May 2019
  • "Kartellrechtliche Compliance im Mittelstand", 5th session of Forum Compliance Mittelstand, October 2018
  • "Kartellschäden vermeiden, Unternehmen schützen – Welche Möglichkeiten hat die Beschaffung?", Webinar for BME Competence Center Compliance, September 2018
  • "Kartellrechts-Compliance im Mittelstand" for The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), September 2018
  • "Schutz und Effizienz auch für mein Unternehmen?", Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, August 2018
  • "Eckpunkte effektiver kartellrechtlicher Compliance-Programme", 9th DICO-Talk, April 2018
  • "Kartellschadensprävention im Einkauf - Systematische Maßnahmen zum Schutz vor Kartellschäden durch Lieferantenkartelle", Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, Regional Chapter Rhineland, also 4th DICO-Talk, April 2017 (together with Dr. Thilo Reimers)
  • Seminar "Rabatt- und Bonusgestaltung" for FORUM-Institut, October 2016, October 2017
  • Seminar "Compliance im Kartellrecht" for Management-Circle, September 2016
  • "Keine Verantwortung ohne Compliance", HLP-Management-Diskurs 2016
  • "Das Kartellschadenspräventionssystem der Deutschen Bahn AG", Association of Small and Medium-Sized Construction Companies, Section Railway Construction, Annual Convention, November 2015
  • "Schutz vor Lieferantenkartellen im Einkauf", Association of the German Railway Industry, September 2015
  • Over 100 compliance in-house seminars in various companies and associations
Publications (selection)
  • "Ein Compliance-Management-System im KMU einführen", ProjektMagazin 10/2018
  • "Kartellrechtscompliance für KMUs - Handlungssicherheit für mittelständische Unternehmen", Compliance Business, 2018 (together with Oliver Schieb, download https://www.compliancebusiness-magazin.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2018/03/3_Schmidt_Schieb_CB_1_2018.pdf)
  • "Mittelstands-Compliance - pragmatisch, praktisch, gut", Interview in Verpackungs-Rundschau 2/2017, 54 ff.
  • "Keine Verantwortung ohne Compliance!", in: Hirzel, Verantwortung - Moral oder Compliance, 2016
  • "Fördern und Fordern - Ein Werkstattbericht: kartellrechtliche Lieferantencompliance bei der Deutsche Bahn AG", Compliance Business, 2016 (download https://www.compliancebusiness-magazin.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2016/06/6_Schmidt_Reimers_CB_2_16.pdf)
  • „Kartellschadensprävention als Bestandteil kartellrechtlicher Compliance“, CCZ 2016, 83 ff. (together with Dr. Thilo Reimers and Sebastian Brack)
  • „Konkretisierung von Generalklauseln im europäischen Privatrecht“, Berlin New York 2009
  • „Reaktionen auf die Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise im Beihilferecht – Deutschland und Europa“, Zeitschrift für Beihilfen- und Subventionsrecht, BRZ aktuell 2009, 71 ff. (together with Kristina Haverkamp)
  • „Europäisches Beihilferecht – Reaktionen auf die Krise“, Schlaglichter der Wirtschaftspolitik 4/09, 8 ff. (together with Sven Kaiser)
  • Judgment note to BGH, Judgment of 16.6.2009, XI ZR 539/07 - § 138 BGB – Sittenwidrigkeit von Bürgschaften, Neue Justiz 2009, 471 f.
  • Judgment note to OLG Brandenburg, Judgment of 30.1.2008, 7 U 71/07 - §§ 241, 307, 506 BGB, 1 UKlaG – Unwirksame Klausel in AGB der Sparkassen, Neue Justiz 2008, 224 f.
  • Judgment to KG, Judgment of 5.10.2007, 21 U 52/07 - §§ 313, 242 BGB, 2 Nr. 5 VOB/B – Preisanpassung wegen langer Dauer des Nachprüfungsverfahrens, Neue Justiz 2008, 178 f.