Our experienced and internationally recognised European & Competition Law team has a practical approach to the often complex application of competition rules. Our experts provide insight into competition law issues and provide clients with innovative solutions, taking account of the specifics of every case.
With proven experience and knowledge of both national and European competition law, our team of experts advises on all aspects of this area of law. The team has high-level and sector-specific knowledge, which is supported by the firm’s unique top-tier industry focus groups. This strong industry focus enables us to provide our clients with thorough sector-specific advice and highly tailored solutions.
We have extensive experience in assisting clients in investigations by competition authorities and subsequent legal proceedings. Our team also has a proven track record in civil damages cases following an infringement of competition rules.
Finally, our team has long-standing and good relationships with regulatory and supervisory authorities. We also benefit from a large international network of competition lawyers, through which we are able to provide targeted advice to our international clients.
More information on our specific expertise and services can be found via the pages below. We regularly publish relevant insights and updates on developments in our area of law, which can also be found on these pages.
Sustainability initiatives often benefit from or even require cooperation. But cooperation can lead to competition law concerns.
As a trusted advisor to leading national and international companies, we help our clients avoid violations of competition law. This includes advising our clients in respect of planned cooperation and commercial contracts and providing regular compliance training programs, tailor made to our clients' situation.
In recent years, the focus of both national competition authorities and the European Commission on vertical restraints - such as resale price maintenance - has increased significantly.
Claims for compensation often result in very complex procedures with multiple parties from different jurisdictions and various applicable national legal systems. Our Competition Litigation team successfully supports its clients in such procedures.
Our team has extensive experience in the field of merger control and the M&A process in a broad sense. We rapidly identify any mandatory concentration notifications and subsequently ensure that the relevant notifications reach the competition authority or authorities in an efficient manner. We also identify potential competition law related risks, for example those that ensue from the activities of the target, and advise on how to deal with them.
Abuse of dominance
Our expert team has extensive experience in advising leading companies on abuse of dominance. This includes advice and compliance training and representing clients in (sector) inquiries and investigations by the competition authorities and in subsequent (court) proceedings.
Over time, State Aid Law has become an increasingly important part of European competition law. Our expert team has proven experience in this area of law and the team's long-standing relations with regulators strengthens the team in representing its clients' interests.