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Antitrust, Competition & Trade

Unlocking Global Opportunities, Shaping Fair Competition

The CMS Antitrust, Competition and Trade (ACT) group is 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.

Services in competition law at CMS Wistrand

Navigating agreements related to market sharing, pricing, and discount systems requires a clear understanding of permissible terms. Identifying when a corporate concentration must be reported to the Swedish Competition Authority or the EU Commission is crucial. Properly formulating competition clauses in corporate acquisitions is a significant factor.

In today's business world, competition law plays a central role in corporate decision-making, especially in corporate collaborations, mergers, and transactions involving the purchase and sale of products and services. At CMS Wistrand, we offer comprehensive assistance in EU and competition law matters, including contract and procurement issues, corporate acquisition registrations, and representation before the Swedish Competition Authority and the European Commission.

Our expertise extends to handling issues related to state aid, including the assessment of procedures related to support from municipalities and other public institutions. We provide advice in various areas, including:

  • Merger control
  • Joint ventures and other collaboration agreements
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Distribution, licensing, and other commercial agreements
  • Public procurement
  • State aid
  • Designing compliance programs, including internal investigations and training
  • Dawn raids and other forms of contact with competition authorities
  • Dispute resolution in litigation and arbitration, including competition damages.

At CMS Wistrand, we are aware of the central role of competition law in today's corporate landscape and offer tailored solutions to meet our clients' diverse needs.