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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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12 March 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts re­cog­nised in the Pravo.ru-300 in­di­vidu­al rank­ing
The lead­ing na­tion­al leg­al dir­ect­ory Pravo.ru-300 has re­vealed the re­com­men­ded law­yers across 29 areas of law.This year sev­en CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been ac­know­ledged by the rank­ing this year. Pravo.ru-300...
March 2021
The Car­tels and Le­ni­ency Re­view 2021
About the 2021 Re­view Car­tels and Le­ni­ency Re­view is­sued by Law Busi­ness Re­search Ltd brings to­geth­er lead­ing com­pet­i­tion law ex­perts from 29 jur­is­dic­tions to ad­dress an is­sue of grow­ing im­port­ance...
12 February 2021
For­eign goods fur­ther squeezed out of Rus­si­an pub­lic pro­cure­ment
Quotas for goods of Rus­si­an ori­gin now ap­ply for state cus­tom­ers act­ing un­der Fed­er­al Laws No. 44-FZ* (state and mu­ni­cip­al en­tit­ies) and No. 223-FZ* (state-owned com­pan­ies). These changes were in­tro­duced...
08 February 2021
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view 2020
About the 2020 Re­view The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view is­sued by Law Busi­ness Re­search Ltd oc­cu­pies a unique space in the lit­er­at­ure on TMT is­sues, aim­ing to provide a prac­tic­al...
29 January 2021
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by the Lead­ers League rank­ing 2021
The rat­ing agency for top ex­ec­ut­ives Lead­ers League re­cog­nised CMS Rus­sia as one of the best law firms in Rus­sia across the fol­low­ing cat­egor­ies: Highly re­com­men­ded An­ti­trust­Bank­ing & Fin­ance Re­com­men­ded...
27 January 2021
Most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments of 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have pre­pared their an­nu­al se­lec­tion of the most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments in Rus­sia in 2021.You can read de­tailed art­icles and re­com­mend­a­tions by our ex­perts on the forth­com­ing changes...
26 January 2021
European Com­mis­sion ap­proves an aid of 73 mil­lion EUR in fa­vour of Al­it­alia
On 29 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised an Itali­an aid of 73.02 mil­lion EUR in fa­vour of Al­it­alia. The ob­ject­ive of this meas­ure is to com­pensate for the dam­age suffered by the Itali­an...
26 January 2021
European Com­mis­sion clears Greek aid for Ae­gean Air­lines
On 23 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised Greek aid of 120 mil­lion EUR, in the form of a dir­ect grant to the air­line com­pany Ae­gean Air­lines.   This aid aims to com­pensate the air­line for...
04 February 2021
Go to France
Are you plan­ning to start a busi­ness in France? Join us for the Go to France edu­ca­tion­al ini­ti­at­ive where CMS Rus­sia ex­perts will speak about the main as­pects of do­ing busi­ness on the French mar­ket. The...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
13 January 2021
European Gen­er­al Court con­firms that re­course to CAS ar­bit­ra­tion un­der...
In its judg­ment of 16 Decem­ber 2020, the European Gen­er­al Court de­cides that the European Com­mis­sion was not en­titled to con­sider that the ar­bit­ra­tion rules of the In­ter­na­tion­al Skat­ing Uni­on (ISU), which...
22 December 2020
The Gen­er­al Court of The European Uni­on is­sues its judg­ment in the In­ter­na­tion­al...
In­tro­duc­tion On 16 Decem­ber 2020, the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on (the “Gen­er­al Court”) is­sued its judg­ment in the In­ter­na­tion­al Skat­ing Uni­on case. The Gen­er­al Court con­firmed that the ISU’s...