Competition

We have long recognized that antitrust and competition law is a critical part of global business. Antitrust and competition law shapes your strategic perspectives and decisions as well as your operational business.

There are increasing risks due to the complexity of transactions and the growing pressure from the authorities. In particular, illegal practices by individual employees can result in fines and losses which may threaten your company’s very existence. Therefore, antitrust and competition law is an essential component of a state-of-the-art compliance structure.

We help you anticipate and manage these often complex problems at an early stage. We adopt your practical business perspective and develop commercially feasible, well-balanced, and legally sound solutions. Our team encompasses long-term practical experience from business and legal advice perspectives as well as academic competence in all questions of antitrust and competition law. Our legal experts are able to interact as necessary with the compliance and forensic and financial specialists of KPMG’s Advisory practice. We offer a truly comprehensive approach to minimize legal risks.

Services

Antitrust

  • Production, procurement and R&D cooperation agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Scope of action for dominant firms
  • Representation before competition authorities and courts
  • Advice / representation in cartel fine proceedings
  • Private investor test

Competition compliance

  • Compliance advice and training
  • Implementation/integration of competition compliant structures
  • Internal investigations (national and international)
  • Advice following detection of cartel law infringements
  • Competition notifications 
  • Competition disputes/litigation

Merger Control

  • National merger control
  • European merger control
  • Feasibility studies / opinions