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The competition authorities now possess greater powers to investigate, prohibit and severely punish corporate antitrust practice, force disinvestments and inhibit transactions. Moreover, there is an additional risk of private damages claims through the courts as a result of antitrust practice. Thus, complying with regulation and mitigating risks is key. Our team advises companies in view of domestic and European competition authorities, using its vast experience to ensure that clients are able to operate within a secure environment.

We act for clients in all areas of competition law: cartels, distribution agreements and other agreements comprising horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, private enforcement, state aid, investigations and compliance, with our sector-focused approach enabling us to obtain a greater understanding of each client’s business environment.

The CMS international competition group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe. We offer a global one-stop-shop solution to clients across all their competition law needs and boast a specialist competition law office located in Brussels. 

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July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
01 Feb 19
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | Novem­ber 2018 - Janu­ary...
News­let­ter
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
29 Jan 19
CMS Spain’s com­pet­i­tion team re­ceives GCR re­cog­ni­tion
Janu­ary 2019
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds : Ac­cess­ing European In­vestors...
09 Jan 19
CMS among Spain’s most re­cog­nised firms
Janu­ary 2019
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
16 Dec 18
Selling at a loss now only for­bid­den when deemed un­fair
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02 Aug 19
Con­sulta­tion on EC Com­mu­nic­a­tion on the pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial...
Na­tion­al courts are in­creas­ingly deal­ing with com­pet­i­tion law pro­ceed­ings brought by con­sumers and com­pet­it­ors, so-called private en­force­ment pro­ceed­ings. Un­like com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies, these private...
27 Nov 18
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | Septem­ber - Oc­to­ber...
News­let­ter
27 May 19
AB In­Bev hit with a EUR 200 m fine for re­strict­ing cross-bor­der sales
On 13 May 2019, the European Com­mis­sion fined AB In­Bev EUR 200 mil­lion for ab­us­ing its dom­in­ant po­s­i­tion on the beer mar­ket by re­strict­ing cross-bor­der sales of its products. As an ex­ample of the Com­mis­sion's...