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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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December 2019
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view
Rus­sia
27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
September 2019
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view
Rus­sia
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
September 2019
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view
Rus­sia
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
July 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
June 2019
CMS Rus­sia ad­vises Du­fry on the ac­quis­i­tion of Reg­Staer-M
14 Oct 19
Anti-mono­poly com­pli­ance to be in­tro­duced in Rus­si­an law
The de­tails of an anti-mono­poly com­pli­ance sys­tem will be es­tab­lished at the le­gis­lat­ive level in Rus­sia. On 5 Septem­ber 2019, a new bill* was sub­mit­ted to the Rus­si­an State Duma to en­cour­age com­pan­ies...