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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 230 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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Our competition law expertise stretches back almost 40 years. With some 230 competition lawyers, thereof more than 35 in Germany, the competition prac
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European legislation now has a major impact on virtually every aspect of German law, with the result that the two systems are becoming increasingly in

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15/08/2022
CMS ad­vises Phil­lips 66 on the de­vel­op­ment of a European H2 filling sta­tion...
Ham­burg - The UK-based en­ergy man­u­fac­tur­ing and lo­gist­ics com­pany Phil­lips 66 Lim­ited has closed on a 50:50 joint ven­ture with H2 En­ergy Europe AG to set up and op­er­ate a net­work of hy­dro­gen re­fuel­ing...
02/08/2022
CMS ad­vises Blue Ele­phant En­ergy AG on ma­jor­ity ac­quis­i­tion by An­tin
Ham­burg – An­tin In­fra­struc­ture Part­ners (“An­tin”) has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Blue Ele­phant En­ergy AG (“BEE”) via its flag­ship Fund V. The deal is aimed at sup­port­ing BEE’s growth strategy.Ham­burg-based...
02/08/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial...
Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Reg­u­la­tion, the meta­verse as a work­place In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. The emer­gence...
01/08/2022
State aid: Amend­ments to the European Com­mis­sion's Tem­por­ary Crisis Frame­work...
On 20 Ju­ly 2022, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted an amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary Crisis Frame­work for State aid meas­ures to sup­port the eco­nomy fol­low­ing Rus­si­a's ag­gres­sion against Ukraine. The amend­ments...
29/07/2022
Air­line slots: The European Com­mis­sion presents to the Coun­cil and the...
On 12 Ju­ly 2022, the European Com­mis­sion is­sued a pro­pos­al for a reg­u­la­tion sub­mit­ted for ap­prov­al to the Coun­cil and the EU Par­lia­ment to al­low the air­line slot re­gime to re­spond in a more flex­ible man­ner...
27/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the...
Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the im­port­ance of cy­ber­se­cur­ity, ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world...
20/07/2022
The Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firms the Com­mis­sion de­cision on the Finnish...
On 22 June 2022, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the European Com­mis­sion de­cision of 9 June 2020 ap­prov­ing the pub­lic re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Fin­nair for an amount of around EUR 500 mil­lion...
19/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs...
Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs and civil law prin­ciples in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. In the meta­verse, trade in vir­tu­al...
15/07/2022
EU­'s Gen­er­al Court con­firms Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral policy in...
Un­der Art­icle 22 of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR), na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies have the pos­sib­il­ity to re­quest re­fer­ral to the Com­mis­sion of any mer­ger, which does not meet the thresholds of the...
12/07/2022
The European Com­mis­sion ac­cepts In­sur­ance Ire­land’s com­mit­ments re­gard­ing...
In­sur­ance Ire­land is an as­so­ci­ation of com­pan­ies cov­er­ing more than 90% of the Ir­ish mo­tor in­sur­ance mar­ket. It provides to its mem­bers a sys­tem for ex­chan­ging in­form­a­tion in or­der to de­tect fraud or...
07/07/2022
CMS ad­vises Siemens Pro­ject Ven­tures on sale of stake in Veja Mate off­shore...
Ham­burg – Siemens Pro­ject Ven­tures GmbH (SPV) has sold its 20% stake in the Veja Mate off­shore wind farm to VM Off­shore Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH (VMOB). VMOB is a European con­sor­ti­um com­pris­ing...
06/07/2022
CMS ad­vises All­gaier on Westron Group be­com­ing the new ma­jor­ity share­hold­er
Stut­tgart – The Westron Group has be­come the new ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in the All­gaier Group. The deal in­volves the Hun­dt fam­ily, as share­hold­ers of All­gaier Werke GmbH, and All­gaier Werke GmbH trans­fer­ring...