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Competition & EU

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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 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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    Competition

    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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    EU

    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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