Competition Law

Competition Law

Our Competition team believes that effective communication with clients is essential to understanding their aims, and the groundwork for a long-lasting relationship. Our Competition practice is efficient in dealing with complex fact patterns and multiple issues of law, and the strong cooperation between different practice areas within our firm enables us to quickly and thoroughly address these issues.

Our main principle is to offer clients a successful business strategy through our expert knowledge of competition law, whether a company plans to form a business alliance, challenge its competitors, implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies, or grow through corporate development.

Working closely with the Corporate and M&A group, our Competition lawyers advise and represent clients in a variety of cross border transactions. Our Competition team offers the essential support in a broad range of conduct in restraint of trade from collusive agreements among competitors and monopolistic abuse of a dominant position, to restrictive supplier or customer arrangements, joint ventures, and corporate mergers & acquisitions. In complex competition matters, we balance the commercial objectives of our clients against the risks of intervention by competition authorities or possible third party claims.

Our knowledge of government policies and regulators’ enforcement priorities places us in an ideal position to provide strategic advice that optimizes our client’s position in their individual market. When needed, we offer legal assistance to our clients in setting up and managing compliance program.

Our lawyers represent clients in complex investigations carried out by the Competition Board. We provide professional advice with particular attention to the features of the regulatory and business environment. We also represent clients before the Administrative Courts and Council of State against decisions taken by the Competition Board, mainly rendered upon investigations or M&A transactions, including privatizations. Our Competition team keeps up to date on all significant developments and assists clients in every aspect of competition law.