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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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09 Sep 19
CMS ad­vises Merbag on the sale of loc­a­tions in cent­ral...
13 Nov 19
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July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
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CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
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CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
BIL­ANZ Rank­ing 2019
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...
16 Apr 19
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The...
14 Aug 19
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 2: Swiss par­lia­ment...
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment passed a law that im­ple­men­ted the re­com­mend­a­tions of the Glob­al For­um on Trans­par­ency and Ex­change of In­form­a­tion for...
27 Mar 19
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers on the sale of Or­bi­um to Ac­cen­ture
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...
07 Mar 19
Top rank­ings for CMS Switzer­land by Cham­bers and Part­ners
30 Jul 19
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 1: Swiss Par­lia­ment...
Switzer­land says good-bye to bear­er shares On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment passed a law that im­ple­men­ted the re­com­mend­a­tions of the Glob­al For­um on Trans­par­ency and Ex­change of In­form­a­tion for Tax...