Identification of state aid at an early stage in order to achieve the respective permission by the European Commission is crucial to prevent repayments later on.
Advice upfront a potentially problematic transaction due to competition law concerns and good relations with the European Commission are necessary for a successful clearance by the authority.
Fines up to 10% of the company group’s turnover can force companies out of business. Antitrust compliance can be preventive, but requires specific adaptation for every single company.
Abuse of dominance
To determine dominance it requires to define the relevant market, which can be a challenging task.
Internal antitrust audits are a suitable instrument to detect anti-competitive behaviour within a company. They are particularly useful if conducted before any governmental investigation for instance in the context of compliance or a potential transaction.
Saxinger Chalupsky & Partner (SCWP) and Schindhelm have established their German-language alliance of European commercial law firms with offices in Central/Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific. With strong roots in the local markets, we are on site where you need us. And we speak your language - with proven excellent quality in legal consulting.
New address of SCWP Schindhelm in Brussels
As of now you will find our Brussels office at the new address at Rue Vilain XIIII 53-55, B-1000 Brussels.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
New at SCWP Schindhelm: Strong Network in Asia
By way of the newly established Asia Network we offer profound legal advice in Asia with reliable and competent local partners. Therefore, our Asian engagement which commenced in 2010 by setting-up our Asia Desk (previously China Desk) and the Shanghai Office has now been broadened and strengthened.