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Competition authorities have increasingly far-reaching powers to investigate mergers, markets, sectors, cartels, market conduct and commercial arrangements. You face an ever increasing risk of regulatory intervention, significant penalties, damages litigation and criminal liability. Our dedicated competition and regulatory experts in CEE, including former regulators, can advise you on the entire range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. We regularly advise clients on competition matters across multiple jurisdictions in CEE, working closely together, to deliver consistent and joined-up advice.  We have a successful track record in representing clients before national authorities and courts, as well as the European Commission and courts.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest teams in the market and works closely with the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. We support clients on all their competition law needs: cartels, horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, investigations and compliance, regulatory appeals, criminal liability, damages litigation, public procurement and consumer protection.  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 challenges so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets and use our sector approach to help us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

Our Ukrainian team a market leader in merger control issues, general antitrust compliance and unfair competition. Our lawyers regularly take part in projects aimed at improving Ukrainian competition legislation and capacity building of the competition authority.

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21 May 2020
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2020
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early stages where and when to no­ti­fy the loc­al com­pet­i­tion
08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to state aid in the EU 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.
29 July 2020
European Com­mis­sion: Pro­tec­tion of busi­ness secrets in court pro­ceed­ings...
On 22.07.2020, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") pub­lished its no­tice on "Com­mu­nic­a­tion on the pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion by na­tion­al courts in pro­ceed­ings for the private en­force­ment...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­pet­i­tion law dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
24 July 2020
The Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment passed a brand-new Me­di­ation Law on the first...
On 15 Ju­ly 2020, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment passed on the first read­ing Draft Law No. 3504 “On Me­di­ation” (the “Draft Law”), which in­tro­duces a new dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­an­ism (me­di­ation) at the...
2019/03/18
Ev­genia Prudko re-elec­ted as a Deputy Head of the Work­ing Group “Food &...
Ky­iv - Ev­genia Prudko, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate of CMS, has been re-elec­ted as a Deputy Head of the Work­ing Group “Food & Ag­ri­cul­ture”. Read the press re­lease.
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
23 July 2020
Ukrain­i­an bond­hold­ers wel­come new pro­ced­ur­al and ADR rules
On 19 June 2020, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed Draft Law No.2284 “On Amend­ing Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine in re­la­tion to In­vest­ment At­trac­tion and In­tro­du­cing of New Fin­an­cial In­stru­ments”...
01/01/2018
Fair Play
Bro­chure Com­pet­i­tion Law
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.
21 July 2020
EU Gen­er­al Court is­sues rul­ing in CK Tele­coms (case T-399/16)
The Gen­er­al Court cla­ri­fies the leg­al test for non-co­ordin­ated ef­fects in oli­go­poly cases On 28 May 2020, in a land­mark judg­ment the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the European Com­mis­sion's...