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Competition and regulatory authorities now have far-reaching powers to investigate companies and commercial arrangements, prohibit M&A deals, force divestment of merged businesses, review markets and impose sanctions.

There is the additional risk of private enforcement such as substantial (follow-on) antitrust damages claims. Complying with regulations and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key. We focus not only on solving problems, but also on how you can prevent problems in the first place.

We have in-depth knowledge of the competition rules of different countries and markets, and we act for clients in all areas of competition law: cartels, distribution agreements and other agreements that include horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of a dominant position, 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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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
31/08/2020
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Chile
COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic ar­rived in Chile in the last days of Feb­ru­ary. As of this date, re­ports in­formed that ap­prox­im­ately 30,000 people are in­fec­ted and 320 people have died due to this vir­us. Since March...
13/07/2020
An­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion in Chile dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. In­tro­duc­tion Since the first case of Cov­id-19 was de­tec­ted in Chile in March 2020, the Chilean gov­ern­ment has de­creed a series of san­it­ary and eco­nom­ic meas­ures aimed at fight­ing the ef­fects of the...
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17/03/2020
While doc­tors fight COV­ID-19 au­thor­it­ies battle fraud, price hikes and...
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...
06/03/2020
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...
22/07/2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
The CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group has more than 180 com­pet­i­tion law­yers in 48 cit­ies in 34 coun­tries, mak­ing it one of the largest com­pet­i­tion teams in Europe. We can read­ily bol­ster our teams with com­pet­i­tion...
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...