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Antitrust, Competition and Trade Law Firm in Ukraine

We cover every area of Antitrust, Competition and Trade Law.

The CMS Antitrust, Competition and Trade (ACT) group is a part of one of the largest specialist competition and trade teams in the world. It consists of 225 CMS experts who advise clients in more than 40 countries worldwide on all ACT matters. 

Our specialists are competent in advising on merger control issues, general antitrust compliance, unfair competition matters, in supporting clients who are involved in open investigation proceedings, appealing decisions of the national competition authority in the court, and in providing any assistance required for resolving other competition-related questions.  Multi-jurisdictional experience gained through years of extensive practice of competition law worldwide allows our team to present the most complex cases in a precise and clear manner that the clients can easily understand.

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.
Our Ukrainian team is advising on high-profile projects in various sectors of the economy, namely energy/oil & gas, fuel, life sciences, automotive, consumer products/FMCG, construction, digital economy,  telecommunications/media, transport and others. Being among market leaders in competition practice, our lawyers regularly take part in projects aimed at improving Ukrainian competition laws and regulations in part of aligning with EU acquis. They are also involved in helping the Ukrainian competition authority build its capacity. Also, we advise clients on all stages of obtaining Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMCU) approval in state aid projects, including municipal projects backed by international financial institutions.

Our clients range from many large multinationals who frequently use our team as their ACT law firm of choice for the entire region (e.g., in Europe), to governments at all levels and also a high number of medium-sized companies. 

We use the most up-to-date technical and AI tools to support our business in Ukraine and other jurisdictions.

We hold a renowned annual EU competition law conference which has become a feature in the Brussels calendar.  We publish our regular case law updates on Ukrainian, European and international competition and trade developments at our Law Now service.  Our monthly EU law webinars are attended by in house counsel from around the world. 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: 

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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 represent our clients in various inve
Compliance
We provide day to day advice in all competition law matters to help clients avoid any conflicts with competition laws. We advise clients on the set-up
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Consumer protection
Monitoring consumer protection has been one of the priorities of the the Ukrainian consumer protection authority. It is no wonder since, after all, ev
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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
Horizontal agreements
The line between admissible conduct and infringement can be thin. Our specialists’ expertise covers the full range of horizontal cooperation or
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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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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 relatively new and constantly developing field of competition law in Ukraine. We advise companies on all aspects of the State aid rules w
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
We help clients bring and defend claims related to all acts of unfair competition, including business secrets leakage, spreading of misleading marketi
Unfair trading
Unfair trading practices (UTP)
We are at the forefront of advising clients in the field of unfair trading practices. When evaluating contracts and commercial practices or dealing wi
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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