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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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04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­pet­i­tion law dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
21 July 2020
Rus­sia re­mains set on im­port sub­sti­tu­tion for state-pro­cured goods
The ex­ist­ing ban on the state pro­cure­ment of for­eign in­dus­tri­al goods has been gen­er­al­ised un­der a Rus­si­an Gov­ern­ment De­cree* which came in­to force on 1 May 2020. For cer­tain groups of goods to be ad­mit­ted...
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
21 July 2020
EU Gen­er­al Court is­sues rul­ing in CK Tele­coms (case T-399/16)
The Gen­er­al Court cla­ri­fies the leg­al test for non-co­ordin­ated ef­fects in oli­go­poly cases On 28 May 2020, in a land­mark judg­ment the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the European Com­mis­sion's...
March 2020
The Car­tels and Le­ni­ency Re­view
Rus­sia 2020
25 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to mer­ger con­trol law and reg­u­la­tion in the EU
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on mer­ger con­trol? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
15 July 2020
Will rates in double tax­a­tion treat­ies in­crease in the near fu­ture?
There are cur­rently mul­tiple ini­ti­at­ives re­gard­ing the in­crease in rates for taxes re­tained at source un­der double tax­a­tion treat­ies (“DTTs”) between the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion and some for­eign jur­is­dic­tions....
14 February 2020
CMS Rus­sia ac­com­plishes strong show­ing in Cham­bers Glob­al 2020
CMS Rus­sia has been ranked by Cham­bers Glob­al 2020.
14 July 2020
Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies the bar for po­ten­tial pat­ent in­fringers...
With its de­cision of 5 May 2020 (Case No. KZR 36/17), the Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court raised the re­quire­ments for the con­duct of the po­ten­tial pat­ent in­fringer for FRAND ne­go­ti­ations. For the first time...
December 2019
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view
Rus­sia