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Competition

In many companies, first contact with competition law is in a crisis. In such a situation – as well as in any other competition law challenge – we provide vast experience to advice our clients calmly and deliberately. The best scenario is if our advice can prevent a crisis in advance.

Our competition practice in Germany offers full-fledged advice in all questions of European and German competition law and advises both manufacturers and financial investors. With respect to manufacturers, the practice has a particular focus on food and technology industries.

Our competition team devotes to its clients with great commitment and provides the necessary manpower to handle resource-intensive matters, such as assistance of dawn raids, inspection of records or internal investigations.

Our key areas

  • Merger Control - We advise on all issues of merger control with a particular focus on merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office.
  • Criminal Proceedings – Our team advises both companies and individuals on criminal proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office.
  • Compliance - A particular focus of the German competition practice is antitrust compliance. The team offers on-going advice to many clients.  We have also set up competition compliance systems with a particular focus on larger German "mittelstand" companies.
  • Civil Litigation - Damage cases have become the almost unavoidable consequence of criminal competition proceedings. Our team has advised in the defence against such damage claims and also litigated abuse of dominance cases.

Key Contacts