Heike Schweitzer in memoriam

On June 11, 2024, Heike Schweitzer has died. She was a law professor at the Humboldt University, Berlin, and one of the most influential academic voices in European competition law. She was a member of the Board of ASCOLA, the Academic Society for Competition Law, and served as ASCOLA’s Vice President from 2016-2019.

After having worked at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute (with Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker), Heike Schweitzer was a professor at the European University Institute, at Mannheim University, at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt University. She was heavily involved in policy debates on the national and international level, e.g. as a Special Adviser on digital issues to Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (together with Jacques Crémer and Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye).

Heike is remembered by many in the academic community as a brillant thinker with a clear compass and many innovative ideas, deeply rooted in doctrine, but driving the field of competition law forward. To many at ASCOLA, she was also an admired colleague, an inspiring teacher and adviser – and a good friend. We will miss her.

Heike Schweitzer (1968-2024)