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Competition & EU


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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    Our competition law expertise stretches back almost 40 years. With some 140 competition lawyers, thereof more than 35 in Germany, the competition practice group of the CMS organisation is present in more than 20 European jurisdictions and in China.

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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 intertwined.

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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 spe­cial­ists, en­sur­ing your mer­ger or car­tel cases are ad­equately staffed at any time with ex­perts know­ing their law and your busi­ness.Our wide­spread loc­al pres­ence – com­ple­men­ted by the CMS EU Law Of­fice in Brus­sels – is unique in Europe. The un­ri­valled pan-European CMS Dawn Raid Re­sponse Team is a good ex­ample of what our cov­er­age holds for our cli­ents. Smooth and ef­fi­cient hand­ling of mul­tina­tion­al mer­gers is an­oth­er. Our strong loc­al roots en­sure that we can provide do­mest­ic ex­pert­ise in your mar­kets.The scope of our pres­ence is matched by the breadth of our ex­pert­ise. While we do have an im­press­ive track re­cord of hun­dreds of mer­ger con­trol cases and reg­u­larly pub­lish the highly ac­claimed CMS Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe, our cap­ab­il­ity at CMS is not lim­ited to trans­ac­tion­al mer­ger con­trol. In line with our full ser­vice concept we provide our cli­ents with real ex­pert­ise in all fields of com­pet­i­tion law at European Uni­on and na­tion­al levels.To find your loc­al CMS Com­pet­i­tion con­tact, please view the PDF be­low.
    January 2015
    CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group
    Why choose CMS for com­pet­i­tion law?The CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group is one of the largest com­pet­i­tion teams in Europe and at the same time the most wide-spread in terms of coun­tries covered. We of­fer a one-stop-shop solu­tion to cli­ents for all their com­pet­i­tion law needs across Europe and bey­ond. With a track re­cord of more than 40 years of ex­per­i­ence CMS law­yers have been in­volved in a high num­ber of com­pet­i­tion cases, many lead­ing to land­mark de­cisions by the EU courts or a na­tion­al level.The CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group acts for cli­ents in all areas of com­pet­i­tion law: mer­ger con­trol, car­tels, ab­use of dom­in­ance, ho­ri­zont­al and ver­tic­al re­straints, private en­force­ment, in­vest­ig­a­tions, and com­pli­ance.Our glob­al ap­proach is re­flec­ted by our of­fer­ing and track re­cord. Next to our loc­al ad­vice we of­ten co­ordin­ate work that in­volves oth­er jur­is­dic­tions out­side Europe. In this case, we work to­geth­er with mem­ber firms of the World Law Group, an or­gan­isa­tion which was co-foun­ded by CMS mem­ber firms and com­bin­ing 52 lead­ing law firms world­wide.


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