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Antitrust & Competition

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NOERR_ANTITRUST & COMPETITION Noerr’s Antitrust & Competition Group is available to assist you in resolving antitrust and competition law challenges at national and international level. We advise on complex specific issues as well as on the development and implementation of an overall strategy. Due to our comprehensive experience we are fully aware of the economic conditions, including sector-specific particularities. This enables us to provide practical advice tailored to your requirements. Our expertise covers, inter alia, the following fields: Cartel investigations and inspections • Comprehensive advice and support in the context of cartel investigations, on-site support during unannounced inspections (dawn raids) as well as internal investigations (audits) as fact-finding measures • Development of an overall strategy and advice on possible leniency applications • Assistance in settlement proceedings • Representation of companies and individuals before competition authorities as well as national and European courts Private enforcement • Development of a litigation strategy • Assistance in out-of-court settlement proceedings/ settlements • Judicial enforcement of and defence against antitrust and competition law related claims, in particular with regard to cartel damage actions, the granting of access to essential infrastructure facilities and for injunctive relief in relation to anticompetitive practices / OUR SOLUTIONS 6

ANTITRUST & COMPETITION_NOERR National and European merger control • Assessment of global merger filing requirements • Notification of proposed transactions to the European Commission, the German FCO and other national competition authorities, particularly including Central and Eastern Europe with support from our local offices • Coordination of multijurisdictional filings Abuse of a dominant market position • Defence of companies against the allegation of abusive practices in proceedings before national and European competition authorities • Enforcement of and defence against civil law claims as well as advice on drafting contracts in compliance with antitrust and competition law requirements Horizontal and vertical cooperation • Advice on joint venture and cooperation agreements, inter alia, between competitors in the areas of research and development (R&D), procurement, production and distribution • Review and design of competition law compliant distribution, franchise, technology transfer and licence agreements State aid and subsidies • Advice and support in the context of state aid proceedings before the European Commission • Support with applications for subsidies • Assistance in EU notification proceedings • Advice on compliance with applicable provisions for investment subsidies • Assistance in complaint proceedings Competition compliance • Development, implementation and monitoring of competition compliance programmes • Preparation and implementation of companyspecific employee training programmes and workshops (including e-learning) • Design and review of antitrust guidelines • Assistance with monitoring measures and internal audits 7

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