Antitrust / State Aid
Antitrust as the law against restrictions on competition has rapidly gained in importance over the last few years at European and national level. Breaches of cartel law provisions are frequently prosecuted with exorbitant fines that could assume proportions threatening companies' very survival. It is therefore all the more important to recognise cartel law risks with foresightedness and to avoid them with suitable preventive measures.
From merger control, representation in summary and misuse proceedings, to advising with regard to state aid and sales cartel law and special issues of technology transfer, research and development or specialisation. We advise and represent domestic and foreign companies on site, in particular before the authorities in Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and the European Commission in Brussels.
In addition, we support our clients in house searches and other investigations by the cartel authorities and the subsequent proceedings before the European Commission and the national competition authorities.