Competition and Antitrust

Achieving together Competitive Advantage

From online sales in e-commerce to data collection and usage, through digital content and geo-blocking implications, to selective distribution systems, the reach of competition and antitrust law has never been greater. As competition laws around the globe evolve to meet changing market demands, companies face new risks and challenges in keeping up with the regulatory requirements.

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  • Merger control 
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Unfair trade practices 
  • Cartels, other prohibited agreements and concerted practices
  • State aid
  • Competition compliance of various business initiatives, products, and campaigns
  • Trainings on competition compliance and handling of dawn raids
  • Representation before the Commission for Protection of Competition
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Competition Compliance

As business becomes increasingly global, virtually every significant commercial practice, transaction or business restructuring may have competition law implications. Our experts work with you to anticipate and avoid antitrust problems throughout your overall activities, including in M&A deals.

We devise commercially savvy advice that will withstand the most rigorous scrutiny. We have experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional merger control filings and our international reach spans across the globe through our strategic partnerships.

Work highlights:
  • Advises Google on compliance with competition rules and local regulations in the area of regular launches of campaigns, competitions, games, and other commercial practices
  • Defended the interests of a major supplier of ground handling services in a complex case before the Commission for Protection of Competition related to an alleged abuse of dominance in the form of predatory pricing
  • Ongoing compliance advice to clients in the pharmaceutical, tech and retail sectors regarding acquisitions, distribution agreements and marketing.
''The ability to understand business-specific data and derive reasonable legal arguments is something that distinguishes DPC practice from rival law firms.'' – Legal 500  

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We work with you to elaborate suitable antitrust compliance programs, manage internal investigations, and represent you in court when required. By preparing internal guides and offering complimentary training in areas such as dawnraids, we collaborate to target and avoid potential risks.

Our team has a wealth of experience advising on consumer protection, sales and distribution practices, procurement and state aid matters. We deliver tailored advice that is industry-focused, timely and on spot.

Work highlights:
  • Provides day-to-day legal support to Pfizer on versatile matters arising within the activity of the company in Bulgaria
  • Represents a Client in a large cartel case for collusive agreements concerning bid rigging in public procurement procedures
  • Consulting one of the leaders on the Bulgarian telecom market on a number of matters – both contentious and ongoing competition assessments and advice.

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