Cooperations & Internship Network

Master’s program in Competition Law and Regulation (LL.M.)

We are proud of our extensive network that we can tap into for internships, field trips, or other forms of cooperation. Of course, we always seek to help our students find suitable internships by cooperating with companies and authorities.

Many partners have already joined our network, and more are yet to come. All of them are familiar with this program of study and are keen to engage in an active exchange with our students. This page provides students enrolled in the master’s program with an overview of the partners cooperating with us. If you are interested in getting in touch with one of them, for example for an internship, don’t hesitate to contact our program managers to discuss your options.

  • Bundesnetzagentur

    The Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post, and Railway) is a separate higher federal authority within the scope of business of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, and has its headquarters in Bonn. The Bundesnetzagentur's core task is to ensure compliance with the Telecommunications Act (TKG), Postal Act (PostG), Energy Act (EnWG), and their respective ordinances. In this way, it guarantees the liberalization and deregulation of the markets for telecommunications, post, and energy via non-discriminatory network access and efficient system charges. As of 1 January 2006, the Bundesnetzagentur also assumed responsibility for rail regulation. Here, as in the other regulatory areas, it monitors non-discriminatory access to the networks under transparent circumstances, and examines the access charges. It also acts as the root certification authority under the Digital Signatures Act (SiG).

    Since 2011, the Bundesnetzagentur has taken on additional duties relating to the Network Development Plan. Where this indicates a need for expansion on the extra-high voltage level, the Bundesnetzagentur ensures accelerated implementation via efficient planning and approval procedures.

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  • Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

    The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) is Singapore’s competition authority.

    Established on 1 January 2005, it is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is tasked to administer and enforce the Competition Act (Chapter 50B). One of CCCS’ primary roles is to maintain and enhance efficient market conduct and promote productivity, innovation, and competitiveness of markets in Singapore.

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  • Deutsche Bahn AG

    DB is an international mobility and logistics company with over 300,000 employees and a revenue of over EUR 40 billion. Its core business is the provision of railway infrastructure and railway transport services in Germany.

    At the Berlin headquarters, our department deals with regulatory affairs from a legal and an economic perspective. We develop solutions for regulatory and competitive problems focusing on charging for and access to railway infrastructure in Germany and other EU countries. Further fields of activity are data analytics and political discussions.

  • Deutsche Telekom AG

    Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 168 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines, and 19 million broadband lines. We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With some 216,000 employees throughout the world, we generated a revenue of EUR 74.9 billion in the fiscal year 2017, about 66 percent of it outside Germany (GB 2016/2017). Now, we are evolving from a traditional telephone company into an entirely new kind of service company to continue to be successful in the future. Our core business, i.e., operating and selling networks and connections, will still form the basis of our activities. At the same time, however, we are also proactively committing to business areas that open up new growth opportunities for us.

  • EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

    EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is one of the largest energy suppliers in Germany. It has a workforce of 20,000 employees and supplies electricity, gas, water, and energy-related products and services to around 5.5 million customers. EnBW is the only entity in Germany that holds a 100% stake in one of the four high-voltage grid operators in Germany, TransnetBW. With a radical reorganization of the company in 2013, EnBW has already responded to the fundamental changes brought about by the German energy transition towards clean energies (“Energiewende”). The EnBW 2020 strategy envisages the expansion of renewable energies to make them one of the main pillars of the EnBW business. Offshore wind power will play a central role in this process.

  • Monopolkommission

    The Monopolies Commission is an independent expert committee, which advises the German government and legislature in the areas of competition policy-making, competition law, and regulation. Its reports are published.

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  • Netze BW GmbH

    Netze BW belongs to one of the largest gas and electricity DSOs in Germany. The company is subject to a revenue cap regulation scheme monitored by the Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency; short: BNetzA). The internship is located within the regulation department. This department handles operative and practical regulation issues (e.g., carrying out cost assessments, monitoring the benchmark process, calculating network charges) as well as strategic and conceptional issues (benchmark modelling, reviewing BNetzA decisions concerning general productivity factors, equity interest rates, etc.).

  • Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

    Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG is the wholly owned operational subsidiary of the Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, which is part of the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. headquartered in Madrid. Telefónica Deutschland offers mobile and fixed services for private and business customers and is one of the three leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In the mobile business, Telefónica Deutschland provides extensive postpaid and prepaid products and mobile data services based on GPRS, UMTS, and LTE technology. Its portfolio also includes DSL fixed telephony and high-speed internet. Furthermore, Telefónica Deutschland is a leading provider of wholesale services.

  • Vodafone GmbH

    Vodafone Germany is one of the leading integrated telecommunications companies and also the largest TV provider in Germany. With its 14,000 employees, Vodafone Germany provides Internet, mobile and fixed networks, and TV services from a single source. As a gigabit company, Vodafone is driving forward infrastructure expansion in Germany: with ever-faster networks, we are paving the way for the gigabit society in Germany – whether in fixed networks or in mobile communications. With 45.7 million mobile cards, 6.5 million fixed broadband customers, and numerous digital solutions, Vodafone Germany generates annual sales of EUR 11 billion.

    Vodafone Germany is the largest subsidiary of the Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. The group operates its own mobile networks in 26 countries and maintains partner networks in another 50 countries. The group operates its own fixed network infrastructure in 19 countries. Vodafone has around 522.8 million mobile and 18.8 million fixed network customers.


Program Managers and Office of the Examination Committees

Program Managers and Office of the Examination Committees

Department of Law
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office of the Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 220
68161 Mannheim
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