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The competition authorities now possess greater powers to investigate, prohibit and severely punish corporate antitrust practice, force disinvestments and inhibit transactions. Moreover, there is an additional risk of private damages claims through the courts as a result of antitrust practice. Thus, complying with regulation and mitigating risks is key. Our team advises companies in view of domestic and European competition authorities, using its vast experience to ensure that clients are able to operate within a secure environment.

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, with our sector-focused approach enabling us to obtain a greater understanding of each client’s business environment.

The CMS international competition group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe. We offer a global one-stop-shop solution to clients across all their competition law needs and boast a specialist competition law office located in Brussels. 

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18 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Guide ana­lys­ing Roy­al De­cree-law 8/2020 on ur­gent and ex­traordin­ary...
18 March 2020
08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to State Aid Dur­ing Coronavir­us Crisis
Any busi­ness in the world could be af­fected by the coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) pan­dem­ic. For many, ur­gent meas­ures need to be taken to avoid ser­i­ous fin­an­cial con­sequences as a res­ult of these chal­len­ging and un­pre­ced­en­ted times. Against this back­drop, gov­ern­ments are in­tro­du­cing new meas­ures to provide dir­ect fin­an­cial and non-fin­an­cial sup­port to busi­nesses of all sizes. Any such meas­ures need to com­ply with EU State Aid law and many will re­quire ap­prov­al by the EU Com­mis­sion.
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...
02 March 2020
Span­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity agrees to end in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings in...
Leg­al Post
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us Crisis
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...
17 February 2020
UK Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity fines gui­tar com­pany for re­sale price main­ten­ance
Leg­al Post | Feb­ru­ary 2020
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing Ini­ti­at­ive
18 May 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ises EUR 550 mil­lion Ger­man state-guar­an­teed...
At the end of April 2020, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised a pub­lic loan guar­an­teed by the Ger­man State for an amount of EUR 550 mil­lion in fa­vour of Condor, a Ger­man charter com­pany, un­der the European...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
25 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe
Find here an over­view of the main mer­ger con­trol rules at EU level and in all European coun­tries. The rules are ex­plained in each case by ref­er­ence to spe­cif­ic ques­tions.
13 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends its State aid Tem­por­ary...
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 11 May 2020 a second amend­ment to ex­tend the scope of the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted on 19 March 2020. It aims at provid­ing Mem­ber States with new in­stru­ments...