Abuse of dominance

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Competitive conduct by companies with a strong market position is subject to increasing scrutiny and may lead to unwanted regulatory intervention, high fines and legal disputes. We help clients anticipate and address concerns over potential abuse, so they can focus on growth. Many leading companies with a substantial market position rely on our expertise concerning their pricing, rebate, distribution and supply policies, as well as for general advice on business decisions that may trigger risks of an infringement of competition rules. 

The CMS team also provides legal advice to protect clients’ commercial interests against abusive conduct by their business partners, e.g. in cases of a refusal to supply, unjustified demands, price discrimination and other types of abusive conduct. Where necessary, our clients can rely on our expertise in defending their position in proceedings by authorities and before the competent courts. For example, we represented clients in landmark cases concerning alleged pay for delayed arrangements.