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National and European competition laws are designed to ensure companies compete on the market under fair and equal conditions. Hence competition and antitrust laws play an essential role when drafting contracts with customers, suppliers or competitors. Nonetheless, it is not rare for companies to find themselves confronted by the German Federal Cartel Office or the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) due to planned corporate transactions or antitrust proceedings. In both cases, competent legal support is imperative.
Here at GSK Stockmann, we have worked in the fields of competition and antitrust for many years and gained considerable expertise. We offer support if you are planning a corporate transaction. We will register such transactions with the authorities, help you draft contracts for complex distribution systems, represent your rights and interests during court proceedings or out-of-court settlements, and handle communications with the respective authorities.
With precision and purpose, we develop solutions for all challenges in the field of competition and antitrust – solutions which are not only legally watertight, but which are also practical and make economic sense.
Violating competition law can have considerable consequences; heavy fines may be imposed, and contracts may be ruled invalid. To avoid such consequences, we involve our colleagues from Corporate, Procurement, M&A and Commercial at an early stage to ensure your project can proceed as planned and is legally admissible.
We advise our German and international clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law – whether this involves drafting complex contracts, representing your interests with the authorities or providing support with court proceedings or out-of-court settlements.