European and national antitrust law must be well taken into consideration both with regard to merger controls as well as with the drafting of distribution contracts. Otherwise, the risk exists that contracts negotiated with great expenditures of time and money are invalid and there is even a threat of substantial fines.

We take into account the antitrust law aspects with the drafting of contracts and advise with the avoidance of antitrust law violations in the day-to-day business dealings of the enterprise within the framework of compliance concepts. In this context, our advice takes into account both the requirements of German antitrust law as well as the European legislation with the pertinent block exemption regulations.