Competition

Companies are continually looking for growth opportunities through joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions, but this is a process that cannot go unmonitored. The European Commission and national competition authorities are pushing back against undesirable market domination.

NautaDutilh is fully versed in EU and national competition law in all market sectors. Competition law is an integral component of our services along with administrative law, criminal law and corporate governance – a combination that delivers the most practical advice on the feasibility of joint venture agreements and vertical agreements. This includes advice on trust risks in the case of mergers, whether or not cross-border.

Dawn Raids Task Force

We have a great deal of experience in government subsidy transactions, notifications of merger transactions and conducting the defence in appeal cases. We assist in cartel investigations or appeals against rulings on restrictive agreements or State aid. These services also extend to the increasing number of private claims for compensation.

We employ a Dawn Raids Task Force to perform raids as part of cartel investigations. This is a fast-response task force that can be on the spot quickly from our four offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In relevant cases, we assist with advice on competition law, financial markets, data protection, criminal law and taxation.