Competition/European Law Department

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What the team is known for Recognised firm advising on the full spectrum of matters including competition aspects of M&A, state aid law, distribution law and compliance advice. Also represents clients in cartel proceedings. Regularly advising clients in the energy sector with further experience in the hospitality and manufacturing industries.

Strengths One interviewee commends the team on its efficiency, stating: "They are extremely speedy, always available, meet the deadlines and manage their work well."

Another satisfied client states: "They have absolutely splendid knowledge of the market and a pragmatic approach finding solutions that suit the client, which is the important part of the work."

Work highlights Represented Sri Trang Agro Industry and Rubberland Products before the Cartel Court in a matter relating to distribution restrictions of an examination glove product that were allegedly operated by the clients and their joint venture partner.

Notable practitioners

Christian Mayer advises on merger notification, state aid and contentious distribution law issues. One appreciative client remarks: "He is a problem solver: he listens carefully, provides a solution and that is a gift. He is a very good networker and is able to negotiate impeccably with anyone to achieve the best results."