Competition & EU Lawyers

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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Robert Bosman
Part­ner
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Robert Bosman qualified in 1981 and has been working in our Brussels office since 1986, where he manages the international practice group for EU and competition law. The Brussels office works closely...
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Edmon Oude Elferink
Part­ner
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Edmon Oude Elferink (Dutch – born 1975) works as a lawyer in the Competition & EU law practice. He is based at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels, Belgium.Edmon has broad expertise in EU law and competition...
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Elisabeth Elias
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elisabeth Elias has been a qualified lawyer since 1996 and joined our Competition & European practice group at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels in 2002. The Brussels EU Law office works closely with...
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Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an attorney-at-law (advocaat) in the Competition & EU Practice Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam.Roderick has extensive...
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Merle Temme
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Merle Temme is a member of the Competition & EU practice group of our firm.Merle has been with CMS since November 2018 and previously worked as a trainee at NautaDutilh, Loyens & Loeff and the Court of...
Vassilis Karantounias
Vassilis Karantounias
Advocaat | Senior Counsel
Belgium, Brussels
Vassilis Karantounias serves as an Of Counsel 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...
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Annemieke Hazelhoff
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Annemieke Hazelhoff is a lawyer in the 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 works closely...