The long-term business success of a company depends on a sustainable and forward-looking way of doing business that ensures that competitors or authorities do not find weak points. Increasingly, this includes protection against antitrust charges from authorities or competitors.
SKW Schwarz advises companies about merger control and other plans which might trigger charges that the company restricts, distorts or prevents competition. We analyze merger and cooperation plans concerning any antitrust issues and support companies in their daily business. Establishing a distribution network, extending the market position or intensifying business contacts are only some issues which might touch upon antitrust law. Overlooking any risks may result in considerable fines, damage payments or other, sometimes serious consequences.
We conduct complaint proceedings before the EU Commission and represent our clients in monetary fine and subsidy procedures before authorities and in court.