EU Law – Competition Law & Antitrust

Most of the legislation comes from the transposition of European Union (EU) directives and regulations. A thorough knowledge of EU law is an important asset to advise and defend the interests of the firm’s clients.

The firm’s team advises on all aspects of EU law, a subject in full development, and pleads cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Kirchberg plateau, in Luxembourg.

Our team advises on cartels, leniency applications, abuse of dominant position, joint ventures, distribution and licensing contracts, claims for damages, European and Luxemburgish merger control, state aid. It also assists clients in procedures before the Competition Authority in Luxembourg.

We assist our clients in investigations conducted by the European Commission and the Luxembourg Competition Authority, as well as in the case of sector inquiries, market studies and surprise inspections of cartels. We conduct audits in the area of competition law, develops competition compliance programmes, trains and prepares its clients who are confronted with such investigations and inspections.

The significant experience of Bonn Schmitt in European law enables it to effectively defend the interests of international and Luxembourg companies. Our team is also involved in sectoral regulation, particularly in the energy (gas, electricity) and transport sectors and represents clients before the Luxembourg Regulation Institue (ILR).

Our lawyers have particular knowledge of proceedings before the European Court of Justice, the European Union Tribunal, the European Commission and the Luxembourg Competition Authority.

Our expertise in European Law and the procedural rules specific to these jurisdictions is a key factor in defending our clients’ interests.

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