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Digital markets pose a challenge for classic antitrust law. Companies are having to comply with additional regulations.
We advise companies on European and German antitrust law and on German and European merger control law. Our main focuses include antitrust compliance, distribution systems and the supervision of cartel and fine proceedings. Furthermore, we have a high level of expertise in the area of antitrust law litigation. For example, we regularly advise on antitrust law damage claims on both the claimant’s and defendant’s side.
We have particular expertise in the areas automotive components suppliers, chemicals, press, sports and packaging.
Our team develops creative solutions. In cooperation with our colleagues from the corporate, litigation and labor law departments, we are quick to identify the optimal solution and swiftly implement it.
Our range of advice in the fields of antitrust law and merger control includes:
- Drafting of contracts, in particular in the area of antitrust-related distribution law, as well as in cooperations and joint ventures
- Compliance training and audits
- Cartel and fine proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
- Assistance in the event of antitrust-related searches ("dawn raids")
- Merger control proceedings at the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
- Coordination of international merger control proceedings in collaboration with leading law firms in other jurisdictions
- Civil disputes before the ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals as well as disputes before the European courts
Legal 500 Germany, 2022Very extensive professional expertise.
WirtschaftsWocheTop law firm for antitrust law
Chambers EuropeConsistently strong advice and a high level of partner involvement
KanzleimonitorFor the third time running Top 10 for Antitrust Law
Oppenhoff has advised Michael Weinig AG on forming a strategic alliance with Italian Essetre s.r.l. The transaction included the acquisition of 50 % of Essetre's shares by Weinig and a comprehensive sales and services cooperation between the two companies.
It is not just in the automotive industry that commercial representative models or “agency models” are currently booming. More and more manufacturers - across the board - are changing the distribution of their products to commercial representatives or are planning to do so in the next few years. From the principal’s point of view, these models are very advantageous: they give the principal greater influence over the design and compliance of its distribution system as well as on the price level of its products and services, and enable greater proximity to the end customer.