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Competition and regulatory authorities now possess far-reaching powers to investigate companies and commercial arrangements, prohibit M&A deals, force divestment of merged businesses, review markets and impose penalties. There is the additional risk of private enforcement such as substantial (follow-on) antitrust damages claims. Being compliant and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key.  We focus not only on problem solving but also on how you can avoid problems in the first place. Our large team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping navigate these difficult paths so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe and at the same time one of the most widespread. We offer a one-stop-shop solution to clients for all their competition law needs across Europe and beyond. The lawyers spread across the CMS offices are supported by the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. The CMS Competition Group has hands-on experience in dealing with the European Commission and all national competition authorities as well as European and national courts.  We act for clients in all areas of competition law: cartels, distribution agreements and other agreements comprising horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, private enforcement, state aid, investigations and compliance. Our sector approach helps us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

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July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
01/08/2019
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of visa, for­eign cit­izens will only be able to travel with­in.
June 2019
CMS Rus­sia ad­vises Du­fry on the ac­quis­i­tion of Reg­Staer-M
05/06/2019
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able* to enter Rus­sia without a visa if they have a pass­port, a Fan ID, an en­trance tick­et for a match or doc­u­ments en­titling them to re­ceive tick­ets.
Anton Bankovskiy
24/05/2019
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in Rus­sia
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the so-called ‘Law on di­git­al rights’, Fed­er­al Law No. 34-FZ dated 18 March 2019*, will come in­to force. It in­tro­duces the concept of “di­git­al rights” in­to Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion, sim­pli­fies re­quire­ments as to the form of elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions.
17/04/2019
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts...
13/05/2019
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in Chile, in­clud­ing the ex­ten­sion.
11/03/2019
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion...
18/05/2018
The bill to counter US sanc­tions passes State Duma’s second read­ing
On 17 May 2018, the State Duma (the Lower Cham­ber of the Rus­si­an Par­lia­ment) ad­op­ted the bill “On Meas­ures (Coun­ter­meas­ures) in Re­sponse to the Un­friendly Ac­tions of the USA and Oth­er States” (the “Bill”) in the second read­ing.
15/02/2019
CMS Rus­sia part­ners Le­onid Zubar­ev and Max­im Boul­ba...
08/11/2017
Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.