COMPETITION AND ANTITRUST
The evolution of new methods of communication between partners, as well as the expansion of borders at national and local markets, has placed the business in an environment of significantly changed economic scale. At the same time, the consolidation of the gained market positions, as well as the daily battle against the consequences of the so-called. ‘Prohibited agreements’, unfair practices and other forms of anti-competitive behavior are among the main challenges that any self-promoting company should face.
We, from the team of Murgova and Partners Attorneys at Law, are aware of how invested you are in the development of your business and the products and services you offer. Therefore, we can be your trusted partners, both to protect your company from all forms of anti-competitive behavior, and in the process of concluding large-scale transactions and affecting the competitive environment of the niche in question.
Our team will be there for you as your legal advisor in any proceedings before courts or specialized committees for the purpose of timely and complete professional protection of your interests.
Murgova and partners Attorneys at Law possess a long-term and solid experience in the legal representation of local and foreign corporate clients before the Commission for Protection of Competition and the national courts, applying Competition law. Thanks to our excellent knowledge of the national legislation in the sphere of competition law, and the practice of the European Court of First Instance and the Court of Justice of the European Union, we are able to provide our clients with the highest possible level of protection. Our approach combines the competence in the sphere of legal representation, commercial law and competition, as well as the good knowledge of the dynamics and specifics of the relevant markets, thereby defending the interests of our clients in the most effective way.
Furthermore, Murgova and Partners Attorneys at Law consults its corporate clients in the process of overall structuring of their business or individual operations and transactions with significant economic impact, thus ensuring the observation of both national and European Union competition law.
In this respect, we offer the following services:
Legal research of concentrations
to determine the lawfulness of transactions concluded between enterprises that may have an overall impact on the niche in question, including the activities of our clients.
Analysis and examination of cartel and other prohibited agreements
in order to establish the applicability of anti-cartel law prohibitions to agreements and transactions between enterprises, and with a view to assess the applicability of the conditions for exemption from legal prohibitions to agreements of minor effect.
Consultations related to all forms of abuse with a monopoly or dominant position
on the market, including the preparation of thorough and in-depth legal analyzes of the actions and practices of competitors with effects on the national or Community market, claims related to discriminatory conduct, price fixing, excessive contractual terms, vertical restraints, etc.
Provision of legal services in relation to the administrative control, carried out in the case of mergers and acquisitions
of enterprises, including through preliminary analysis in order to establish the acceptability of the transaction concerned, the preparation of preliminary information and notifications to the competent national or European authorities in case of mergers and acquisitions and others .
Consultations on unfair commercial practices
including actions of competitors related to damaging the goodwill of the company, misleading and comparative advertisements, imitations, unfair customer involvement, prejudice to consumer interests and others.
Consultations concerning the requirements for granting State aid
and drawing up legal opinions concerning the compatibility of investment projects with the legislation, governing the provision of State aid.
Mediation as an opportunity
We at Murgova and Partners Attorneys At Law assist our clients in reaching agreements with competitors, national and international antitrust authorities and commissions.
Murgova and Partners Attorneys at Law has a long-term experience in the application of national and European competition law. Our team assists both on an ongoing basis within the framework of long-term partnerships with our clients, and when a specific need arises to protect their rights and interests.