Large and medium-sized companies often encounter competition law in many aspects of their business. To succeed in a competitive world, companies need to innovate and create strategic alliances. Within the boundaries of what competition law allows, they may need to share information and work together, either to grow or to develop new products and services. At Loyens & Loeff, we offer a full range of services to our clients in the field of EU and national competition law.
Loyens & Loeff provides advice on EU and national (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) competition law and assists clients who find themselves to be the subject of an investigation by one or more competition authorities. We have represented clients in antitrust proceedings (cartel prohibition and prohibition on the abuse of a dominant position) before the European Commission as well as before national competition authorities and courts (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). We also advise them on the implementation of compliance programs and distribution schemes in order to take account of the (European) competition rules in the course of their daily business. Together with our Corporate/M&A experts, we guide M&A projects through the mandatory merger notification proceedings with competition authorities in the Benelux countries, European Union and across the world.
What we can do for you
We assist a wide variety of clients in merger control proceedings, antitrust investigations and related litigation, including follow-on civil damages actions. We provide expert advice on all aspects of competition law. When necessary, we work in close connection with our experts in Corporate/M&A, Commercial contracts and Corporate tax.
Our clients value our sector-specific knowledge. Applying the law with the knowledge of trends and developments in a sector leads to highly accurate and pragmatic advice. Over the years we have gathered deep sector knowledge of sectors such as Energy, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Food and Beverages, Real Estate, Transport and Construction.
What others say about us
Chambers Europe: "Offers a wide range of regulatory advice on merger, procurement, state aid and antitrust issues, including EU law. Also active in cartel litigation cases, and has a particularly strong sector focus on the healthcare industry. Further clients come from the private equity, public transport and insurance sectors". "The lawyers are roundly praised by clients for their "timely and pragmatic advice."
Clients describe the lawyers as "commercial and knowledgeable," and are commended for having "good contact with the authorities."
Legal 500: "Rated by clients for its ‘excellent professional work ethic’, Loyens & Loeff’s team is 'essential for handling the nuances in complicated projects".
Should you wish to get in touch, please call one of our Competition law specialists. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will respond promptly.