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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.

The CMS Competition Group has more than 170 competition lawyers in 36 cities in 30 countries. Our 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.


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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
02/10/2020
BRI - View from APAC
The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion (APAC) has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more.But our sur­vey of BRI par­ti­cipants in APAC re­veals un­ex­pec­ted levels of am­bi­val­ence about some as­pects of BRI pro­jects.Can these po­ten­tial dif­fi­culties be tackled in a way that will ad­dress con­cerns about is­sues such as trans­par­ency and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and en­cour­age the great­er in­volve­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses that China hopes to see? And how are the un­pre­ced­en­ted prob­lems of 2020, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes, af­fect­ing the pro­spects of BRI?Our APAC re­port looks at is­sues in­clud­ing:Dif­fi­culties in BRI pro­jects ex­per­i­enced by APAC par­ti­cipants, and the po­ten­tial for resolv­ing these.The ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on BRI.Mit­ig­at­ing BRI risk and man­aging dis­putes.Po­ten­tial trends in the fin­an­cing of BRI pro­jects.The sec­tors at­tract­ing the most in­terest among BRI par­ti­cipants.The im­pact of BRI 2.0.
31/08/2020
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Singa­pore
1. Which fin­an­cial (not tax or la­bour) short-term com­pens­a­tion schemes for im­me­di­ate losses due to so­cial dis­tan­cing meas­ures have been im­ple­men­ted? For which in­dus­tries/sizes of busi­ness? As of 26...
17/03/2020
While doc­tors fight COV­ID-19 au­thor­it­ies battle fraud, price hikes and...
In every coun­try hit by COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, com­pet­i­tion and con­sumer pro­tec­tion au­thor­it­ies have been con­fron­ted with the vir­us's im­plic­a­tions. Gov­ern­ments, au­thor­it­ies and...
06/03/2020
Coronavir­us – Pro­tect­ing against sup­ply chain dis­rup­tion when ship­ping...
De­vel­op­ing a sup­ply chain re­sponse to the coronavir­us out­break in­volves be­ing ready be­fore such a crisis hits. Al­though the long-term con­sequences are yet to play out, the coronavir­us out­break already...
13/11/2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
13/11/2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Funds...
30/10/2019
Shar­ing is (S)caring
Scroll down to re­gister with the blue but­ton.Now mark­ing its 5th year, CM­S's In­ter­na­tion­al Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Com­mu­nic­a­tions con­fer­ence gath­ers del­eg­ates rep­res­ent­ing the spec­trum of tech­no­logy, me­dia...
13/05/2019
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to...
01/09/2017
CMS form­al­ises law al­li­ance with Hol­born Law in Singa­pore
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce a form­al law al­li­ance (FLA) between its Singa­pore of­fice and Singa­pore law prac­tice Hol­born Law LLC. The FLA, which has re­ceived ap­prov­al from the Leg­al...
02/05/2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang today an­nounce the com­ple­tion of their trans­form­a­tion­al mer­ger, cre­at­ing the 6th largest law firm glob­ally by head­count. Trad­ing as CMS, and with 70 of­fices across 39 coun­tries...