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Competition & EU

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For decades our Competition Law experts have been providing all-embracing advice on all facets of EU and German competition law and representing clients in all types of proceedings before EU and German authorities and courts. With competition lawyers in more than 20 European jurisdictions within the CMS organisation we offer a unique truly European perspective.

We also provide businesses with advice on all aspects of EU Law and represent clients before the European Commission and other EU institutions as well as in all proceedings before the courts of the European Union or of Germany. Our expertise includes EU State Aid Law and Trade Law, e.g. Anti-Dumping.

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September 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...
July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion & EU Glob­al Bro­chure
The CMS Com­pet­i­tion & EU Group is one of the largest com­pet­i­tion teams in Europe and of­fers you the most wide­spread pan-European cov­er­age. With more than 225 com­pet­i­tion law­yers based in 35 coun­tries...

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10 May 2021
The Court of Justice of the EU cla­ri­fies the dur­a­tion of an in­fringe­ment...
In its pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing of 14 Janu­ary 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU cla­ri­fied the dur­a­tion of an in­fringe­ment in the event of col­lu­sion in a pub­lic tender. De­term­in­ing the end date of the in­fringe­ment...
10 May 2021
Vi­ol­a­tion of mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ur­al rules: European Com­mis­sion fines...
On 3 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion fined chem­ic­al maker Sigma-Ald­rich EUR 7.5 mil­lion for provid­ing mis­lead­ing in­form­a­tion dur­ing mer­ger con­trol pro­ceed­ings for Sigma-Ald­rich’s takeover by rival...
07 May 2021
Ger­man par­lia­ment ad­opts law to im­ple­ment UTP Dir­ect­ive
On 6 May, the Ger­man par­lia­ment form­ally ap­proved the trans­pos­i­tion law for the UTP-Dir­ect­ive. Sched­uled for ap­prov­al by the Fed­er­al Coun­cil at end of May, the law will in­tro­duce a high­er level of pro­tec­tion...
05 May 2021
EU Com­mis­sion pro­poses new in­vest­ig­at­ive re­view tools to tackle mar­ket...
On 5 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed the Reg­u­la­tion of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on for­eign sub­sidies dis­tort­ing the in­tern­al mar­ket (For­eign Sub­sidies Reg­u­la­tion or FSR) to...
05 May 2021
COV­ID-19: The Gen­er­al Court of the EU dis­misses Ry­anair's ap­peals against...
On 14 April 2021, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU, seized by sev­er­al an­nul­ment ac­tions brought by Ry­anair, con­sidered that the guar­an­tees giv­en by Fin­land to Fin­nair (Case T-388/20) and the guar­an­tees giv­en...
04/05/2021
CMS ad­vises Com­puta­cen­ter on ac­quis­i­tion of In­terser­oh lo­gist­ics sub­si­di­ary...
Mu­nich – IT ser­vice pro­vider Com­puta­cen­ter has ac­quired ITL lo­gist­ics GmbH from en­vir­on­ment­al ser­vices pro­vider In­terser­oh in Ger­many. The com­pany will use the ac­quis­i­tion to ex­pand its IT lo­gist­ics...
04 May 2021
With Il­lu­mina ac­tion, court to test EU Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral...
On 29 April 2021, the US life sci­ences com­pany Il­lu­mina con­firmed that it filed an ac­tion be­fore the EU courts ask­ing for an an­nul­ment of the European Com­mis­sion’s de­cision of 19 April 2021 to ac­cept...
29/04/2021
CMS ad­vises Equitix on European pro­ject port­fo­lio ac­quis­i­tion
Ber­lin – CMS has ad­vised key in­fra­struc­ture fund cli­ent Equitix on the con­di­tion­al ac­quis­i­tion of stakes in six pub­lic-private part­ner­ship (PPP) pro­jects held by DIF Cap­it­al Part­ners.The pro­jects are...
28 April 2021
The European Com­mis­sion ad­opts its re­vised Re­gion­al State Aid Guidelines
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 19 April 2021 its re­vised EU Guidelines on re­gion­al State aid for the peri­od 2022–2027, to be fol­lowed by Mem­ber States when grant­ing State aid to com­pan­ies in or­der...
28 April 2021
ECJ to is­sue pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on Ger­man FCO-Face­book case
In 2019, the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion watch­dog Fed­er­al Car­tel Of­fice (FCO) is­sued a re­mark­able de­cision against Face­book, which has been sub­ject to on-go­ing leg­al pro­ceed­ings that have kept an­ti­trust and data...
23/04/2021
CMS ad­vises Raif­feis­en War­en GmbH on ac­quir­ing mul­tiple re­tail loc­a­tions...
Ham­burg – Raif­feis­en War­en GmbH has ac­quired a total of 19 re­tail loc­a­tions from Raif­feis­en War­en-Zen­t­rale e.G. As part of the trans­ac­tion, the two parties will also set up a joint ven­ture for the dis­tri­bu­tion...
22 April 2021
COV­ID-19: the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­izes the third Itali­an aid to Al­it­alia...
On 26 March 2021, the Com­mis­sion au­thor­ized a third Itali­an aid of 24.7 mil­lion EUR in fa­vour of Al­it­alia as com­pens­a­tion for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the pan­dem­ic due to the re­stric­tions im­posed...