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Antitrust Law

We act for businesses and advise them in all matters of German and European competition law. Our clients benefit from our expertise in long-term advise to companies of diverse sectors, from our understanding for economic and technical issues and from seamless cross-border cooperation with other Eversheds offices.

Distribution-related matters: Exclusivity clauses and other provisions in contracts may infringe competition law and be void. Business strategies cannot be pursued, and in the worst case, you may face fines.
We draft contracts so that they protect your interests and are safe. In negotiations and in controversies, we assert your position forcefully, but with common sense.

Litigation: Infringements committed by others may do serious damage to your business.
We fight for your position - whether by preliminary relief, in arbitral or court proceedings, by claiming damages, or by third-party intervention before competition authorities. We do alike when others allege that you violate competition law.

Merger control: Mergers and acquisitions can fail quickly unless they are cleared in time by the relevant completion authorities.

We assess merger control-related risks in an early stage and identify the most sensible strategy. We conduct Bundeskartellamt and other filings efficiently and successfully.

Compliance: The Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission prosecute violations of competition law with ever rising fines. Afterwards, you may face liability for damages.

We prevent infringements by conceiving and implementing compliance measures tailored to the size and specific risks of your company, and we help you in preparing for investigations. When you are threatened fines or sanctions, we implement the most suitable strategy and take your defense with force.

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Martin Bechtold, Consultant