JUVE-Guide 2019/2020

Nominated at the JUVE Awards 2019 as "Law Firm of the Year for Dispute Resolution", ESCHE has been certified as having considerable compliance know-how, particularly by criminal law boutiques (more)


WirtschaftsWoche ranks us among the "top law firms" in Germany in the area of antitrust law in 2019. Dr. Philipp Engelhoven from our law firm is named as the "top lawyer".


Antitrust Law

Contract structuring in line with antitrust law

  • Kartellrechtliche Ausgestaltung von Verträgen in Lieferbeziehungen (Vertikalverhältnis) und zwischen Wettbewerbern (Horizontalverhältnis) 
  • Beratung zu Kundenschutzvereinbarungen, Wettbewerbsverboten und Abwerbeverboten  
  • Erstellung von Technologietransfer-Vereinbarungen
  • Beratung zu Forschungs- und Entwicklungskooperationen

Cartel law fines

  • Representation in antitrust-related sanction proceedings and market abuse proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission
  • Representation in proceedings before German and European Courts
  • Advising on leniency applications in the context of antitrust violations 
  • Support in reaching a settlement with the competition authorities 
  • In the event of cross-border cartels, we call on our experienced team within our Network (Lawyers Associated Worldwide – LAW) in all countries in question
  • Analyzing the economic context and effects of cartel for purposes of mounting a defence and to guard against damages claims under antitrust law

Damages claims under antitrust law

  • Development of an effective and targeted negotiation strategy for the out-of-court assertion of and defence against damages claims under antitrust law 
  • Judicial enforcement and defence against damages claims under antitrust law at a national and international level 
  • Economic assessment of antitrust-related losses suffered, for purposes of asserting or defending against a claim

Merger control  

  • Early review of merger filing obligations and the probability of a merger approval in M&A procedures
  • Preparation of merger filings and representation in merger filing proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission 
  • Organizing merger filings abroad via our network (Lawyers Associated Worldwide – LAW)
  • Ongoing support on the economics of competition in order to establish positive economic effects  

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