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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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    State Aid

    State aid is a highly technical area of EU law and has generated a wide range of evolving case law. Compliance with State aid rules is therefore an issue in any public intervention that involves State resources. State aid issues are usually quite complex, requiring a high level of expertise, in-depth knowledge and pragmatism. Especially in Slovenia, where the Law Governing Rescue and Restructuring Aid for Companies and Cooperative Societies in Difficulty foresees aid measures to companies and cooperatives (in the form of credit lines, subventions, guarantees and capital investments), state aid requires an economic based approach and a good understanding of the market.

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    CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2020
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    29 July 2020
    European Com­mis­sion: Pro­tec­tion of busi­ness secrets in court pro­ceed­ings...
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    September 2019
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    14 July 2020
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    Fair Play
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    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.
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