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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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04/05/2020
Work­ing re­gimes of com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies in west­ern Balkan coun­tries...
To en­able busi­nesses to bet­ter pre­pare and or­gan­ise around on-go­ing com­pet­i­tion mat­ters we have pre­pared a quick over­view of the cur­rent work­ing re­gimes of the west­ern Balkan coun­tries.
08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to State Aid Dur­ing Coronavir­us Crisis
Any busi­ness in the world could be af­fected by the coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) pan­dem­ic. For many, ur­gent meas­ures need to be taken to avoid ser­i­ous fin­an­cial con­sequences as a res­ult of these chal­len­ging and un­pre­ced­en­ted times. Against this back­drop, gov­ern­ments are in­tro­du­cing new meas­ures to provide dir­ect fin­an­cial and non-fin­an­cial sup­port to busi­nesses of all sizes. Any such meas­ures need to com­ply with EU State Aid law and many will re­quire ap­prov­al by the EU Com­mis­sion.
02 June 2020
Mer­gers: European Com­mis­sion opens in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to Air Canada's...
On 25 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion de­cided to open an in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion un­der the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion in­to the ac­quis­i­tion of Transat by Air Canada. The Com­mis­sion is con­cerned that the ac­quis­i­tion...
23/04/2020
CMS Bel­grade hosts a we­bin­ar: Leg­al chal­lenges in the sup­ply chain from...
Our leg­al ex­perts shared their ex­per­i­ence and answered in­ter­est­ing ques­tions raised by the par­ti­cipants. Watch the full we­bin­ar here!
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us Crisis
19 May 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion’s over­view of State rules and pub­lic ser­vice...
On 14 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a work­ing pa­per on the in­ter­pret­a­tion of State aid and pub­lic ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions in the avi­ation sec­tor in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 crisis This...
31/03/2020
CMS Ser­bia opens a State Aid Help Desk
Ser­bia has cre­ated a pack­age of eco­nom­ic meas­ures aimed at help­ing busi­nesses in their fight against fin­an­cial con­sequences of the COV­ID-19 out­break.
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing Ini­ti­at­ive
18 May 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ises EUR 550 mil­lion Ger­man state-guar­an­teed...
At the end of April 2020, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised a pub­lic loan guar­an­teed by the Ger­man State for an amount of EUR 550 mil­lion in fa­vour of Condor, a Ger­man charter com­pany, un­der the European...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
25 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe
Find here an over­view of the main mer­ger con­trol rules at EU level and in all European coun­tries. The rules are ex­plained in each case by ref­er­ence to spe­cif­ic ques­tions.
13 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends its State aid Tem­por­ary...
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 11 May 2020 a second amend­ment to ex­tend the scope of the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted on 19 March 2020. It aims at provid­ing Mem­ber States with new in­stru­ments...