Diversity plus specialization

Antitrust and foreign trade law

Multifaceted and comprehensive: FPS advises and structures on antitrust issues in the areas of sales, collaboration with competitors, and a strong market position. In the context of possible joint production, sales aspects or specialization, and in the areas of IP, research and development (R&D) and sales structuring, we develop specific, pragmatic solutions for our clients with regard to antitrust law. Our good contacts with public authorities lend the coordination process additional security. We always keep the focus on our clients’ interests. What isn’t possible isn’t possible, but everything else we get done.

Where necessary, our antitrust law team provides customized advice and represents the clients’ interests in cases with the domestic and foreign competition authorities, especially the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. Our topics include price fixing, bans on cartels, and anticompetitive behavior; accumulation and abuse of market power; and merger control.

Local and international: The international alignment of FPS enables us to provide effective antitrust law advice to domestic and foreign clients alike. In the areas of foreign trade law, German and European merger control, at international level, and as stand-alone commissioning by third parties. This includes the antitrust review and coordination of multinational registrations. Thanks to optimal connections with the responsible authorities, our experts find an individual and efficient solution here.

Proactive and effective: We provide advice and support with specific antitrust proceedings – from searches to administrative and court proceedings, as well as a defense if it comes to it. In the area of antitrust damages, we develop strategies for our clients to counter risks, avert claims for damages, and make the best possible use of opportunities.

Side by side: Our team advises on all aspects of investment control in Germany and internationally, and helps minimize the risks of investment projects abroad. FPS provides comprehensive advice on regulatory issues and represents clients in fine and state aid proceedings with antitrust authorities and in court. In the event of a legal dispute, lawsuits/litigation are among our core competences. As part of our lawsuit activities, we support complex proceedings, including those that are initially considered “unwinnable”: We are at our clients’ side as an expert representative in antitrust disputes.