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.