Abuse of dominance

Law Firm in the Netherlands specialised in Abuse of dominance

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Competitive conduct of companies with a strong market position is subject to increasing scrutiny and may lead to unwanted regulatory intervention, high fines and/or legal disputes. We help clients anticipate and address concerns over potential abuse, so they can focus on growth.

The CMS team also provides legal advice to protect clients’ commercial interests against abusive conduct by their business partners, e.g., in cases of margin squeeze, refusal to supply, unjustified demands. Where necessary our clients can rely on our expertise in defending their position in proceedings by authorities such as the European Commission or the Authority for Consumers and Markets and before the competent (Dutch) courts.

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02/07/2024
The General Court of the EU annuls the Commission decision on restructuring...
On 8 May 2024, the General Court of the EU annulled the Commission decision of 26 July 2021 approving restructuring aid to German airline Condor following an annulment action lodged by Ryanair. The Commission...
10/04/2024
CMS advises Daihen Corporation on its acquisition of Rolan Robotics
CMS has advised Daihen Corporation, a leading developer of power equipment, welding machines, industrial robots, RF generators for semiconductor manufacturing and EV charging systems, headquartered in...
12/03/2024
After EU Commission's first decision on Carbon Contracts for Difference,...
The European Commission approved the first Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD) scheme under the new Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy 2022 (CEEAG).Fol­low­ing the...
07/03/2024
Practical guidance on how to assess the existence of aid for risk financing...
On 26 January 2024, the Commission adopted practical guidance for Member States on assessing the existence of State aid for measures aimed at facilitating access to financing for certain busi­nesses.Risk...
05/03/2024
European Commission authorises EUR 550 million Italian hydrogen aid scheme
On 30 January 2024, the European Commission authorised an Italian hydrogen aid scheme with a budget of EUR 550 million under the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework.The Green Deal industrial planThe...
22/01/2024
State aid: The European Commission approves an Italian aid scheme for the...
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14/12/2023
European Commission must launch a State aid investigation into the granting...
The European Commission (Commission) must launch a formal State aid investigation into the granting of Dutch lottery licences, following an appeal to the EU General Court by the European Gaming and Betting...
14/12/2023
ESG Power Hour: Discover the trends for 2024
We cordially invite you to the webinar "ESG Power Hour: Discover the Trends for 2024" on Thursday 14 December 2023, from 08:30 to 09:30 AM, live via GoTo Webinar.
27/11/2023
State aid: Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework extended
The European Commission has adjusted the timetable for phasing out the provisions of the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework after sending Member States this proposal for partial adjustment...
18/10/2023
State aid: The Court of Justice of the EU annuls the judgment of the General...
The European Commission's decision of 31 July 2017  On 7 April 2017, Germany notified the Commission of its plan to grant operating aid to Frankfurt-Hahn airport to cover the deficit of its operator...
20/09/2023
CMS advises Bynder on the acquisition of EMRAYS
CMS has advised Bynder, the market-leading digital asset management (DAM) platform on its acquisition of EMRAYS, a specialist provider of AI search solutions for DAM. The CMS team was led by Roman Tarlavski...
12/09/2023
CMS European Class Actions Report 2023
Data-driven insights into class action risk across Europe, a key concern for major corporates