New business models, faster innovation cycles, and cost pressures require cross-company collaboration increasingly often. Networking and collaboration offer enormous opportunities for the future. Antitrust law is increasingly affecting not only large corporations, but also medium-sized and public sector companies.
Our main areas of consulting expertise are:
Notification of mergers and acquisitions to the German Federal Cartel Office or the European Commission.
Cooperation between Competitors
Examining the admissibility of co-operations such as purchasing pools, and drafting research and development agreements.
Structuring distribution systems and contracts in compliance with antitrust law.
Administrative Proceedings and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law
- representation before German and European antitrust authorities and courts in administrative and civil proceedings,
- representation in proceedings under antitrust law for the redress of damages.
Abuse Control / Prohibitions on Discrimination
Reviewing conduct requirements for market-dominant position in order to avoid exploitative, exclusionary, or discriminatory abuse.
Compliance with Antitrust Law
Analysing potential antitrust-law risk exposure for companies, development of guidelines and instructions, developing and presenting training seminars for employees.
Key sectors for Antitrust Law