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Antitrust, Competition & Trade Law Firm in Slovenia

We cover every area of Antitrust, Competition and Trade law – Internationally and in the Slovenian market

The CMS Antitrust, Competition and Trade (ACT) group in Slovenia is part of the fully integrated CMS global team, one of the largest specialist competition and trade teams in the world. More than 225 CMS experts advise clients in more than 40 countries worldwide on all ACT matters. 

Due to our size and wide footprint, we are able to deal with all ACT matters irrespective of their geographical dimension. Where necessary we cooperate with long established contacts from our wider network of law firms everywhere in the world.
We are specialists across the full range of Antitrust, Competition and Trade matters. We have expert sub-groups specialising in specific areas within the wider competition and trade field, e.g. for State aid and FDI/Foreign investment screening. We are also well-known as experts in various sectors of the economy. Our renowned sector specialisation encompasses automotive, consumer products/FMCG, construction, digital economy, energy/oil & gas, life sciences, telecommunications/media and transport to name but a few.
 
Our clients range from large multinationals who frequently use our team as their ACT law firm of choice for the entire region (e.g., Adria region, CEE), to state authorities, not-for-profits and a high number of medium-sized companies. We represent them before Slovenian authorities, including the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (Javna agencija Republike Slovenije za varstvo konkurence), as well as Slovenian courts. 

We use the most up-to-date technical and AI tools to support our business in Slovenia and in a wider region. 

We hold a renowned annual EU competition law conference which has become a feature in the Brussels calendar.  We put out regular case law updates on Slovenian, European and international competition and trade developments on our Law Now service.  Our monthly EU law webinars are attended by in house counsel from around the world and by renowned Slovenian companies.  And our group is steered, not just by a management committee of partners but also by an active associates’ group that keeps us innovating to serve clients.

We cover every area of Antitrust, Competition and Trade law – internationally and on the Slovenian market:

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Abuse of dominance
The competitive conduct of companies with a strong market position is subject to increasing scrutiny and may lead to unwanted regulatory intervention,
Competition and Cartel Investigation
Competition and cartel investigations
Companies should be alive to the possibility of investigations into and fines for anti-competitive behaviour. We defend our clients in cartel and othe
Compliance
We provide day to day advice in all competition law matters to help clients avoid any conflicts with competition laws. We work closely with our expert
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Digital markets
CMS is widely recognised as a leader in providing legal advice to clients from the digital and technology markets. We help companies avoid regulatory
Foreign investment screening
Our broad footprint with CMS offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America combined with a wide network of long-established contacts across all ot
Foreign subsidies control
The EU intends to extend State aid control to the support of businesses provided by non-EU governments. This new field of law is expected to enter int
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General EU law, free movement of goods, services and capital
With our highly specialised expertise in general European law, based mainly in Brussels, we help companies defend their commercial interests in all ma
Horizontal agreements
The line between admissible conduct and infringement can be thin. Our specialists’ expertise cover the full range of horizontal cooperation or c
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Merger Control
We have a long and extensive track record of advising clients on merger control requirements and representing them in merger control proceedings. Each
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Private enforcement
The CMS team acts for claimants and defendants in all competition-related private enforcement matters. Our extensive experience across many cases give
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Regulatory
Companies in regulated industries are under constant scrutiny over anti-competitive behaviour. With our in-depth sector specific competition law exper
State Aid
State aid is a constantly developing field of law. The EU and its Member States and many other governments outside the EU have introduced or are about
Trade law and sanctions
In an increasingly challenging international business world, we help companies to remain compliant and keep supply chains moving. With export control
Unfair Competition
Unfair competition
Potential civil law claims related to acts of unfair competition involve not only competition-related private enforcement resulting from anticompetiti
Unfair trading
Unfair trading practices (UTP)
We are at the forefront of advising clients in the field of unfair trading practices, which is a relatively new field of law in many countries, includ
Vertical agreements
We give clients confidence in their relationships with suppliers, resellers and customers, online and offline. By reviewing their distribution systems

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13/05/2024
CMS RRH Competition team made their mark at the international competition...
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