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Competition & EU

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CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut’s Competition & EU practice has accumulated a vast experience over the years, initially developed from its strong presence in the regulated sectors – such as Energy, Intellectual Property or Life Sciences – and from the importance of the transactions advised by its Corporate & Commercial Department, to become a group with a solid experience in all relevant business sectors.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has developed its expertise notably in the following areas:

  • Merger Control
  • State Aid
  • Advising in antitrust procedures and sectoral investigations (information requests, Dawn raids, replies to statement of objections, leniency requests, complaints and ínterim measures)
  • Advising horizontal cooperation agreements, in particular in Intellectual Property
  • Advising in distribution agreements and specializations agreements, in particular with regard to franchising and motor vehicle distribution
  • Advising in abuse of dominance matters
  • Compliance programmes
  • Damages actions
  • Advising in matters pertaining to Services of General Economic Interest
  • Unlawful commercial practices

Any company –be it a big international group or na SME – are directly concerned by EU and Competition Law. Advising companies on how to be compliant to Competition Law, or how to use these areas of the Law to advance their position in the market, has been a challenge to which we have responded positively, with all types of companies and across all sectors of activity.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has an in-depth knowledge of how EU and Competition law applies in practice across different markets and, with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide an advice close to the our clients’ needs.

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July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Third Party Costs
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds : Ac­cess­ing European In­vestors...
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...
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 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...
13 May 19
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to...
16 Apr 19
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and...
10 Apr 19
A mixed bill of health for EU loan syn­dic­a­tion
The much an­ti­cip­ated EU re­port on loan syn­dic­a­tion was pub­lished on 5 April 2019. It was po­si­tioned as a fact-find­ing ex­er­cise, com­mis­sioned by the European Com­mis­sion in 2017 and car­ried out by a third...