Competition & State aid
Since the establishment of competition law enforcement in Slovenia the firm has been effective in providing clients counselling in this field. Today, competition law is one of our most prominent practice areas, where we can offer up-to-the-minute knowledge of local and EU developments affecting our clients.
Our team has a strong track record of representing companies at all stages of the proceedings before the competition authorities and courts as well as market leading expertise in the area of antitrust damages. We also review contracts from the antitrust perspective, prepare compliance programs, training and conduct competition law compliance audits.
We regularly advise companies on the most complex EU and national competition law cases in the areas of:
- merger control,
- vertical restrictions,
- cartel investigations,
- abuse of dominance,
- sector regulation and market investigations, and
- antitrust damages.
The knowledge of closely related fields of law, such as commercial contracts, M&A, sector specific regulation and EU law, enables us to offer comprehensive and practical solutions to undertakings.
Acquiring thorough knowledge of a particular industry and the business at hand is what enables our lawyers to develop solutions that are truly sustainable and effective. Particularly notable is our experience in:
- consumer goods and services, and
- procurement and bidding markets.
EU State aid
Recent developments in the enforcement priorities of the European Commission make compliance with EU state aid law a crucial issue for any business interaction with government entities or state-owned companies. The firm has experience in advising undertakings, public authorities, and trade associations on state aid compliance and enforcement of the state aid rules before the national authorities, courts, and the European Commission. We offer assistance on:
- compliance analysis of any public intervention in the economy,
- aid notification and approval,
- complaints to the European Commission,
- recovery procedures before the national courts,
- representation in any related litigation, and
- defence against allegations of unlawful State aid.