Competition

Overview

We have extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and offer a full range of legal services across the Adriatic region jurisdictions. Our professional work relationship with the regional competition authorities enables us to stay up-to-date with the market practice in each of the jurisdictions where we operate.

We have represented a number of companies in complex competition cases in the Adriatic region, from large multinational companies to small and medium enterprises whose growth, practices or cross-border trade exposed them to potential antitrust infringements. We help clients with the drafting of compliance manuals, compliance training, competition due diligence and other services in view of legal risk management from a competition law perspective. We are well versed in the analysis of commercial practices, transactions and agreements and the identification of any potential antitrust infringements. We also advise our clients on how to mitigate any repercussions in pending competition proceedings. Our services include advising on:

Abuse of dominance

We advise on the abuse of dominance assessment, business strategy and antitrust policy formulation and monitoring as well as the review of contracts and commercial practices.

Horizontal and Vertical Commercial Agreements

We review existing agreements and advise on antitrust implications (exclusivity, licensing, price-fixing, supply, and distribution etc.) including risk assessment of potentially infringing contractual provisions. We also advise on the applicability of block exemptions and assist in the procedure for obtaining of individual exemptions.

Merger Control

We advise clients on merger control requirements, transaction structure and antitrust risks and we assist in the merger notification process including drafting and filing, assistance in the merger review process and in post-merger activities.

Compliance Review

We help in drafting internal company rules and general commercial terms and conditions, we devise bespoke compliance training for companies' staff and management, we carry out antitrust due diligence reviews and advise on current or future antitrust issues. We also assist clients in proceedings before antitrust authorities.
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