Antitrust law.

With many years of experience in this area, we advise and represent companies, associations and the public sector in all matters relating to German and European antitrust law.

At the centre of our activities here are the preparation and support of merger control proceedings in relation to the Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, as well as representation of our clients in antitrust administrative proceedings. Our work regularly begins with an internal review of antitrust-sensitive projects, along with advising our clients on how to implement contracts and transaction processes in a manner that is compliant with antitrust law.

If there has already been an infringement of antitrust law, we offer our clients prompt assistance in terminating such infringements, establishing markers and completing leniency applications, and we also provide forward-looking support in the development of sustainable, practical compliance programmes.

After the conclusion of penalty and abuse proceedings we will, if necessary, take over the forensic enforcement of or defence against claims for damages and claims for injunctive relief as part of the increasingly important follow-on process.


Tilmann Kruse

Partner, attorney

Dr. Bernd Richter

Partner, attorney, Certified Specialist for tax law