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Competition & EU


Competition authorities have increasingly far-reaching powers to investigate mergers, markets, sectors, cartels, market conduct and commercial arrangements. You face an ever increasing risk of regulatory intervention, significant penalties, damages litigation and criminal liability. Our dedicated competition and regulatory experts in CEE, including former regulators, can advise you on the entire range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. We regularly advise clients on competition matters across multiple jurisdictions in CEE, working closely together, to deliver consistent and joined-up advice.  We have a successful track record in representing clients before national authorities and courts, as well as the European Commission and courts.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest teams in the market and works closely with the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. We support clients on all their competition law needs: cartels, horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, investigations and compliance, regulatory appeals, criminal liability, damages litigation, public procurement and consumer protection.  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 challenges so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets and use our sector approach to help us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

Our Ukrainian team a market leader in merger control issues, general antitrust compliance and unfair competition. Our lawyers regularly take part in projects aimed at improving Ukrainian competition legislation and capacity building of the competition authority.

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Maria Orlyk
Fair Play
Bro­chure Com­pet­i­tion Law
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
12 October 2016
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix
EC: Ef­fects of pri­cing al­gorithms in the con­text of re­sale price main­ten­ance
On 24 Ju­ly 2018, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") im­posed fines on four elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers for fix­ing the prices of their on­line re­tail­ers. In as­sess­ing the im­pact of re­sale price main­ten­ance, the Com­mis­sion also fo­cused on the use of pri­cing al­gorithms.
Nikolina Modrovčić
State Aid for the De­vel­op­ment of SMEs by In­vest­ing...
Ukraine: the new Su­preme Anti-Cor­rup­tion Court will be es­tab­lished...
On 7 June 2018, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law of Ukraine on the Su­preme Anti-Cor­rup­tion Court (the “Law”), which be­came ef­fect­ive on 14 June. It is a fun­da­ment­al le­gis­lat­ive act en­abling the es­tab­lish­ment and func­tion­ing of the new Su­preme Anti-Cor­rup­tion.
The Anti-Mono­poly Com­mit­tee of Ukraine is ob­liged to...
Com­pet­i­tion law and al­gorithms: the Lux­em­bourg Com­pet­i­tion Coun­cil...
Al­gorithms is the hot top­ic in com­pet­i­tion law. In June 2017, the OECD pub­lished a pa­per on the risk of col­lu­sion in the use of al­gorithms. This is­sue has been reg­u­larly ad­dressed by Com­mis­sion­er Vestager in her speeches.
Ex­pert Guide: Com­pet­i­tion & Anti-Trust 2015
Mer­ger Con­trol In Ukraine - The Elu­sive Bal­ance Of...
CMS Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe 2014: for the...
Olga Belyakova pro­moted to Coun­sel at CMS Camer­on McK­enna
CMS Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe 2014