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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
17 Jan 20
Ser­bi­an re­tail mar­ket re­cords steady growth, but mod­ern­isa­tion needed
The Ser­bi­an Com­mis­sion for the Pro­tec­tion of Com­pet­i­tion pub­lished a re­port on the sec­tor in­quiry in­to the Ser­bi­an re­tail mar­ket for 2017 and 2018 on 14 Janu­ary 2020. This re­tail sec­tor in­quiry is a fol­low-up...
published by the Association of Internal Auditors of Serbia
Anti-cor­rup­tion art­icle pub­lished by Nen­ad Kovačević...
16 Jan 20
Mer­ger con­trol in Ser­bia - what to ex­pect in 2020
Changes to the over­all Ser­bi­an com­pet­i­tion re­gime have been in the pipeline for some time now and dur­ing 2019 the work on the new Com­pet­i­tion Act in­tens­i­fied. The draft should, once fi­nal­ized, enter the...
Published in September 2018 in CEE Legal Matters
Ter­rit­ori­al Scope of the Montenegrin Com­pet­i­tion Law
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
ILO Cli­ent Choice Awards 2018: CMS Part­ner Once Again...
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
CMS Bel­grade Ad­vises Ser­bi­an Gov­ern­ment on Con­ces­sion...
16 Jul 19
Too Small to Rise? Con­sol­id­a­tion and Com­pet­i­tion on the Ser­bi­an Bank­ing...
With a pop­u­la­tion of sev­en mil­lion and a GDP per cap­ita be­low USD 7,000, Ser­bia has 26 banks cur­rently op­er­at­ing in its mar­ket – five are state-owned, the oth­er 21 are private. Once the OTP Group’s...