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Competition authorities have increasingly far-reaching powers to investigate mergers, markets, sectors, cartels, market conduct and commercial arrangements. You face an ever increasing risk of regulatory intervention, significant penalties, damages litigation and criminal liability. Our dedicated competition and regulatory experts in CEE, including former regulators, can advise you on the entire range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. We regularly advise clients on competition matters across multiple jurisdictions in CEE, working closely together, to deliver consistent and joined-up advice.  We have a successful track record in representing clients before national authorities and courts, as well as the European Commission and courts.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest teams in the market and works closely with the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. We support clients on all their competition law needs: cartels, horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, investigations and compliance, regulatory appeals, criminal liability, damages litigation, public procurement and consumer protection.  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 challenges so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets and use our sector approach to help us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

Our Ukrainian team a market leader in merger control issues, general antitrust compliance and unfair competition. Our lawyers regularly take part in projects aimed at improving Ukrainian competition legislation and capacity building of the competition authority.

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21 May 2020
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2020
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early stages where and when to no­ti­fy the loc­al com­pet­i­tion
08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to state aid in the EU dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on state aid law in the EU dur­ing COV­ID-19 crisis? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
17 September 2020
EU Com­mis­sion launches in­quiry in­to IoT sec­tor, dawn raids ex­pec­ted
On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched an an­ti­trust in­quiry in­to the In­ter­net of Things (IoT) sec­tor, look­ing at con­sumer-ori­ented products and ser­vices with a spe­cial fo­cus on wear­able devices...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­pet­i­tion law dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
The Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment (SWD 2020 173 fi­nal) is the next step on the road to an up­dated VBER and cor­res­pond­ing guidelines. With the cur­rent VBER due to ex­pire on 31 May 2022, the Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment...
2019/03/18
Ev­genia Prudko re-elec­ted as a Deputy Head of the Work­ing Group “Food &...
Ky­iv - Ev­genia Prudko, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate of CMS, has been re-elec­ted as a Deputy Head of the Work­ing Group “Food & Ag­ri­cul­ture”. Read the press re­lease.
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
15 September 2020
Cru­cial changes ex­pec­ted in EU Mer­ger Con­trol
'There will be no ma­jor over­haul of EU mer­ger con­trols, but more fine-tun­ing to con­cen­trate on the things that mat­ter' – This was the bot­tom-line of a speech by EU Com­mis­sion­er Mar­grethe Vestager at...
01/01/2018
Fair Play
Bro­chure Com­pet­i­tion Law
25 April 2018
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.
08 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion form­ally opens in-depth state aid in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to...
On 2 Septem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) form­ally opened an in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to wheth­er Bel­gi­um’s grant of a li­cence to Lad­brokes to op­er­ate vir­tu­al bet­ting in Bel­gi­um...