Antitrust Law

Antitrust Law has ceased to be a backwater of business law a long time ago. German and European antitrust laws turn free competition into the one all defining principle of our economic system: all economic activity is examined as to whether it restricts competition. And both legislators and authorities continue to increase the punch of the antitrust provisions by extensive interpretation, harsh sanctions and facilitated private enforcement.

ARQIS has a particular focus on antitrust law and supports its clients in particular in the following fields:

  • clear and reliable advice in all compliance questions
  • in agreements with competitors, suppliers or customers we ensure that our clients achieve their business purposes in compliance with antitrust laws
  • in on-going cartel proceedings we represent our clients before antitrust authorities and courts
  • we help our clients to protect themselves against anticompetitive behavior of competitors, suppliers or customers, also by taking legal action
  • antitrust audits and advice in implementing its results, compliance trainings for management and personnel, draft of compliance handbooks
  • review of anti-trust conduct of potential targets (“anti-trust law due diligence”)
  • German and European merger control, co-ordination of multi-jurisdictional filings
  • preparation of competition analysis and feasibility studies before and during merger control proceedings, also within privatizations
  • preparation of complaints and statements in relation to mergers of third parties


Please find all partners of the partnership in the » Imprint «