Abuse of dominance

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Businesses with strong market positions are subject to increasing scrutiny of their pricing and distribution conduct. They may face unwanted regulatory intervention, high fines and/or legal disputes. They do not often realise the level of their exposure to dominance findings, given the sensitivity of this issue to the way markets are defined. We help clients anticipate and address concerns over potential abuse, so they can focus on growth. Many leading companies with a substantial market position rely on our expertise concerning their pricing, rebates, distribution and supply policies. 

We also protect clients’ commercial interests against abusive conduct by their business partners, e.g., in cases of margin squeeze or refusal to supply. And we defend clients in proceedings by authorities and before the competent courts. We have represented clients in landmark investigations and litigation in this area, including in the technology sector and concerning alleged pay for delay arrangements.