Antitrust Law

Our expertise in this field extends to all areas of German and European antitrust law. We advise and represent clients before German and European antitrust authorities and courts. Our antitrust practice includes in particular:

Horizontal and vertical agreements

Antitrust issues are often of great importance to contract design and negotiation, particularly with supply and distribution agreements, licenses and technology transfer, as well as in the structuring and review of joint ventures and other cooperation agreements.

Merger Control

In the field of merger control we advise of possible requirements and/or obstacles in antitrust law that can arise in transactions and cooperation projects. We handle merger control proceedings before  the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission.

Additionally, we have wide-ranging experience in addressing issues of abuse of dominant positions in the market and other anticompetitive practices including sales below cost price. We conduct educational employee seminars at our clients' company facilities and represent our clients in cartel investigations conducted by German and European antitrust authorities.