Antitrust Law and Merger Control
Your projects are becoming increasingly complex: We master these challenges.
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
Dr. Daniel Dohrn
Dr. Simon Spangler
WirtschaftsWocheTop law firm for antitrust law
Chambers EuropeConsistently strong advice and a high level of partner involvement
Private Equity / Mergers & Acquisitions / Banking and Capital Markets Law, Financing / Employment Law / Real Estate Law / Antitrust Law and Merger Control / Commercial / Intellectual Property Law / IT Law and Data Protection / Tax Law24.05.2023 News
Oppenhoff advises Family Trust on investment in Hyla Germany
Oppenhoff has provided comprehensive legal advice to the Munich-based private equity investor Family Trust Investor on its investment in Hyla Germany GmbH. Hyla Germany GmbH is the exclusive distribution partner in Germany and Austria of Hyla D.O.O., a manufacturer of high-quality air and room cleaning equipment under the "Hyla" brand.
Antitrust Law and Merger Control02.05.2023 Newsletter
Of Teeth and Claws: the draft bill of the 11th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition
Following the publication of an initial draft (German version only) by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) about an amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (11th ARC amendment) in September of last year, Germany’s Federal Government on April 5, 2023 passed a corresponding government draft bill (German version only) ("ARC-D") to tighten up the German Competition Act. The supporters of the amendment do not skip using combative metaphors: one speaks of "antitrust law with claws and teeth" or a "competition authority having a punch". We give you an overview of how the lawmaker will sharpen the "teeth" of the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO).
Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions / Real Estate Law / Antitrust Law and Merger Control / Tax Law25.04.2023 News
Oppenhoff advises BMV Group on restructuring and acquisition of von den Hoff Group
Oppenhoff has advised the BMV Group on its realignment and acquisition of the von den Hoff Group. The von den Hoff companies will be taken over by a newly founded subsidiary, BMV Holding GmbH & Co. KG.