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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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Vassilis Karantounias
Vassilis Karantounias
Of Coun­sel
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Vassilis Karantounias serves as an advocaat in the Data Protection & Privacy and Competition & EU practices at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels.​Vassilis has broad expertise in EU law as well as in...
Annemieke Hazelhoff
Annemieke Hazelhoff
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Annemieke Hazelhoff is an advocaat in our Competition & EU Practice Area Group. She shares her time between the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam. The Brussels office...
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an advocaat in our Competition & EU Practice Area Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam.​Roderick has extensive...
Merle Temme
Merle Temme
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Merle Temme is an advocaat in our Competition & EU Practice Area Group. Merle is also a member of the Data Protection & Privacy Group of CMS. ​She has been with CMS since November 2018 and previously...