Aderhold - Rechtsanwälte für Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsrecht

Antitrust law and merger control

To make sure everything is right - Your partner for antitrust law advice and company mergers

We advise family businesses, large and medium-sized enterprises as well as internationally active and listed group companies in various industries on all questions of German and European antitrust law and merger control. In order to avoid antitrust law infringements in advance, this includes advice on corporate cooperations as well as contract drafting and distribution systems and the introduction and implementation of company-specific compliance measures. In administrative fine and administrative proceedings of the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, we represent companies and board members, managing directors and senior executives competently and reliably from the beginning of the official or internal investigations to the legally binding conclusion of the proceedings.

Furthermore, we have extensive experience in the field of antitrust litigation. We regularly advise on antitrust damages claims and related issues on the plaintiff and defendant side.

In the case of mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures, we provide our expertise in merger control law as early as the planning phase to address the question of feasibility and ensure that the review process is as uncomplicated as possible, even in complex situations. We also have experience in the coordination of worldwide multinational merger control filings.

Our services in the field of antitrust law and merger control:

I. Fines and administrative proceedings

We represent companies and board members, managing directors and senior executives in administrative fine and administrative proceedings of the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission in connection with cartel allegations or abusive practices / support of Dawn Raids

II. consulting on contract drafting and distribution systems

  • selective distribution systems
  • Exclusions/exclusivity ties
  • Pricing and conditions

III. antitrust damages

  • Consulting as well as extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of claims for damages due to cartels or market abuse
  • Defense and enforcement of antitrust civil actions

IV. General advice

  • Consulting in "ongoing business
  • Joint ventures and cooperations
  • Information exchange / market information

V. Antitrust Compliance

  • Trainings
  • Internal investigations
  • Dawn Raid Consulting
  • Implementation of Compliance Management Systems and Audit

VI. merger control

  • Advice on registration requirements
  • Preparation and monitoring of the registration procedures with the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
  • Coordination of Local Counsel in international proceedings
  • Feasibility studies

Lawyers

Dr. Christian H. Müller
Dr. Christian H. Müller, LL.M.
Dortmund

Location Berlin

Wilmersdorf
Mommsenstraße 5
10629 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 88 720 - 647
Fax +49 (0)30 88 720 - 648

Location Dortmund

Westfalentower
Westfalendamm 87
44141 Dortmund
Tel. +49 (0)231 42 777 - 100
Fax +49 (0)231 42 777 - 269

Location Düsseldorf

Hafen
Speditionstraße 23
40221 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 (0)211 447 33 - 0
Fax +49 (0)211 447 33 - 307

Location Frankfurt/Main

Turmcenter
Eschersheimer Landstraße 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 (0)69 240030 - 000
Fax +49 (0)69 240030 - 400

Location Leipzig

Aderholdhaus
Reichsstraße 15
04109 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 44 924 - 0
Fax +49 (0)341 44 924 - 100

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