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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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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us...
20 Mar 20
Coronavir­us crisis: the European Com­mis­sion ad­opts its State aid Tem­por­ary...
Ex­ec­ut­ive Vice-Pres­id­ent Vestager had an­nounced on 17 March 2020 a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on the European Com­mis­sion’s draft pro­pos­al for a State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work to sup­port the eco­nomy in the con­text...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing...
17 Mar 20
While doc­tors fight COV­ID-19 au­thor­it­ies battle fraud, price hikes...
In every coun­try hit by COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, com­pet­i­tion and con­sumer pro­tec­tion au­thor­it­ies have been con­fron­ted with the vir­us's im­plic­a­tions. Gov­ern­ments, au­thor­it­ies and...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
10 Mar 20
Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal rules on bind­ing nature of European Com­mis­sion...
The UK’s Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (CAT) has handed down an im­port­ant rul­ing on the ex­tent to which re­cit­als of a Com­mis­sion de­cision are bind­ing for the pur­poses of do­mest­ic dam­ages claims. The...
2019/03/18
Ev­genia Prudko re-elec­ted as a Deputy Head of the Work­ing...
09 Mar 20
€400 mil­lion pub­lic loan to ail­ing air­line Al­it­alia un­der EU in­vest­ig­a­tion:...
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2020, the European Com­mis­sion of­fi­cially triggered an in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to a €400 mil­lion pub­lic loan to Al­it­alia – gran­ted to the strug­gling air­line by the Itali­an gov­ern­ment...
01/01/2018
Fair Play
Bro­chure Com­pet­i­tion Law
06 Mar 20
Coronavir­us – Pro­tect­ing against sup­ply chain dis­rup­tion when ship­ping...
De­vel­op­ing a sup­ply chain re­sponse to the coronavir­us out­break in­volves be­ing ready be­fore such a crisis hits. Al­though the long-term con­sequences are yet to play out, the coronavir­us out­break already...
12 October 2016
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...