Sylvia DeTar’s practice focuses on German and European antitrust law and on litigation and arbitration matters.

Sylvia joined the firm in 2015.

Notable Experiences

  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC in multidistrict litigation and other proceedings in the United States arising from allegations that Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche used equipment supplied by Bosch to manipulate the results of diesel vehicle emissions tests.

  • The Dow Chemical Company on Dow and DuPont’s merger of equals.

  • Thales in its €4.6 billion offer for Gemalto.

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Selected Activities

  • Lecturer, Philipps University of Marburg
  • Board Member, Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic (until 2019)
  • Lead Online Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law (until 2014)
  • Senior Member, Ecology Law Quarterly (until 2014)


Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action opens consultation on competition and sustainability in Germany and the EU,” Cleary Antitrust Watch, March 27, 2023.

CMA Consults on Environmental Sustainability Agreement Guidelines,” co-author with Jackie Holland, Maurits Dolmans, Ranulf Outhwaite, Wanjie Lin, and Clara Cibrario Assereto, Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, March 17, 2023.

“The California Bar Exam: An Experience Report,” DAJV, July 30, 2021 (co-author Martin Metz).

The Unified Theory of Yousafzai, 1/2020 MARBURG LAW REVIEW 12 (2020).

“German Federal Constitutional Court Confirms Liberal View On Service Of Process Under Hague Convention,” January 7, 2016 (co-authors Richard Kreindler, Rüdiger Harms, and Johannes Schmidt).

“Fueling Responsibility: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union V. Corey,” 41 Ecology Law Quarterly 605, 2014.

“Federal Circuit Review of International Trade Commission Determinations After City of Arlington,” ITC-TLA 337 Reporter, Volume XXXVI (2013) (co-author Evan Brewer).

“Review of Adjudication In Religious Family Laws: Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism, And Gender Equality In India,” By Professor Gopika Solanki, 30 Berkeley Journal Of International Law 650, 2012.



February 2022
Panel speaker at the Berkeley Journal of International Law’s Riesenfeld Symposium, “Antitrust Enforcers: A New Era of Global Regulation

October 2016
Presentation for the Pro Bono Studentische Rechtsberatung Freiburg e.V.’s BSRB Symposium, “Law Clinics, Pro Bono, USA und Deutschland: Ein Vergleich”