Competition and State Aid

Businesses face increasing risks due to the complexity of transactions and growing pressure from the authorities.

Businesses face increasing risks due to the complexity of transactions, business models and growing pressure from the authorities. Therefore, legal support in competition law is an essential component of a state-of-the-art compliance structure.

We advise a wide variety of clients including some of the world's leading corporations or private equity investors on the full spectrum of competition and antitrust compliance matters and state aid.

Together with our compliance, forensic and financial specialists of KPMG Advisory, we offer integrated services covering all aspects of a competition law matter.

Merger Control & Joint Ventures

  • Legal advice related to national or European merger control procedures
  • Preparation of notification proceedings with the Competition Council and legal advice in relation to it.
  • Assistance during commitments proceedings


  • Full-fledged assistance and representation during dawn raids, sector investigations and other types of investigations
  • Full-fledged assistance during settlements and commitments related procedures
  • Legal due diligence and forensics
  • Whistleblowing
  • Leniency related general advice, risk assessments and strategy
  • Court claims against Competition Council decisions on any matter including merger control, market investigations, anti-competitive agreements or abuses of dominance position

State Aid

  • Altmark and Private Investor Tests
  • Full-fledged legal advice regarding State Aid (including assessment of legal framework, drafting applications, complaints)
  • Full-fledged advice and representation during investigations

Compliance & Training courses

  • Training courses and mock dawn raids
  • Preparation of good practice manuals and other internal standard compliance policies
  • Review and/or drafting of all types of contracts, documents and correspondence (with a focus on pricing arrangements, exclusive purchasing obligations)
  • Review of business practices and models
  • Legal due diligence