Competition Law

              We advise on all aspects of German and EU competition law as well as on German, EU and international merger control law. This includes advice on competition law issues in distribution relationships, in competitor co-operations and in abuse of dominance cases as well as the representation of clients in cartel proceedings before the EU Commission or the German Federal Cartel Office.

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              We offer fast and pragmatic support in transactions requiring merger control clearances in one or several jurisdictions. This includes advice on national, EU and international merger control law. 

              We also help businesses resolve competition law issues in their day-to-days business as well as in their distribution relationships. This encompasses inter alia advice on the legal (sometimes subtle) boundaries to resale price maintenance, on the limitations to online or cross-border trading, on non-compete clauses or on sole supply/trading clauses.

              As regards distribution and retail, we liaise closely with our experts in general commercial law and in IP law. 

              "The DWF team around Dr Walzel advised us on the establishment of a joint venture from a merger control law angle, conducted the required EU merger filings and coordinated further merger filing. We were particularly impressed by Dr Walzel's practice-oriented and extremely competent advice." - Kai-Alexander Bischoff, Law and Compliance,  Brose Group

              "Dr Walzel (DWF Germany) and her team have advised on several of our transactions from a merger control law angle and have conducted the necessary EU merger filings as well as assessed and coordinated further merger filings abroad. We very much appreciate the work of Dr Walzel.” - Christian Prause, CFO, AUNDE Gruppe

              "Daisy helped us navigate through a time-critical merger control procedure before the German Federal Cartel Office. She was extremely professional in her approach and we found her responsiveness and support to be most impressive. Overall, we look forward to further successful future cooperation." - Christine Hawkes | CFO Lamex Food Group | March 2017 

              Dr. Daisy Walzel

              • Partner // Head of Competition (Germany)