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Competition and regulatory authorities now possess far-reaching powers to investigate companies and commercial arrangements, prohibit M&A deals, force divestment of merged businesses, review markets and impose penalties. There is the additional risk of private enforcement such as substantial (follow-on) antitrust damages claims. Being compliant and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key.  We focus not only on problem solving but also on how you can avoid problems in the first place. Our large team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping navigate these difficult paths so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe and at the same time one of the most widespread. We offer a one-stop-shop solution to clients for all their competition law needs across Europe and beyond. The lawyers spread across the CMS offices are supported by the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. The CMS Competition Group has hands-on experience in dealing with the European Commission and all national competition authorities as well as European and national courts.  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. Our sector approach helps us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

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March 2020
The Car­tels and Le­ni­ency Re­view
Rus­sia 2020
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us Crisis
02 July 2020
Bank of Rus­sia sim­pli­fies pro­ced­ures for is­su­ing se­cur­it­ies and dis­clos­ing...
On 11 May 2020, a new Bank of Rus­sia Reg­u­la­tion* “On Stand­ards for the Is­su­ance of Se­cur­it­ies” (the “Reg­u­la­tion on Is­su­ance Stand­ards”) came in­to force. The reg­u­lat­or up­dated this Reg­u­la­tion in...
December 2019
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view
Rus­sia
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing Ini­ti­at­ive
29 June 2020
Ex­per­i­ment­al AI re­gime to be in­tro­duced in Mo­scow
From 1 Ju­ly 2020, an ex­per­i­ment­al leg­al re­gime is be­ing in­tro­duced in Mo­scow for a five-year peri­od (see the rel­ev­ant Fed­er­al Law here*). The Law is aimed at cre­at­ing the ne­ces­sary con­di­tions for the...
28 October 2019
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
25 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to mer­ger con­trol law and reg­u­la­tion in the EU
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on mer­ger con­trol? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
02 June 2020
Mer­gers: European Com­mis­sion opens in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to Air Canada's...
On 25 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion de­cided to open an in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion un­der the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion in­to the ac­quis­i­tion of Transat by Air Canada. The Com­mis­sion is con­cerned that the ac­quis­i­tion...
September 2019
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view
Fed­er­al Law No. 135-FZ dated 26 Ju­ly 2006 on Pro­tec­tion of Com­pet­i­tion (the Com­pet­i­tion Law), which has un­der­gone a series of amend­ments, is the main stat­ute in the area of mer­ger con­trol. The Rus­si­an com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity, the Fed­er­al Anti-mono­poly Servi
19 May 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion’s over­view of State rules and pub­lic ser­vice...
On 14 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a work­ing pa­per on the in­ter­pret­a­tion of State aid and pub­lic ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions in the avi­ation sec­tor in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 crisis This...
September 2019
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view
The in­ter­ac­tion between an­ti­trust and in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty (IP) is widely dis­cussed by the busi­ness com­munity and the Rus­si­an com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity, the Fed­er­al Anti-mono­poly Ser­vice (FAS).