Antitrust, Competition and Trade
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Our practice covers the complete spectrum of Hungarian and European competition and trade law. We have particular expertise in European and Hungarian antitrust law as well as in merger control related issues.

We are able to provide practical legal advice and assistance during the whole course of a competition investigation by the competent authorities, including in respect of a “dawn raid” and any subsequent court proceedings. Oppenheim’s competition team is able to provide merger control advice at all stages of a transaction. We are regularly involved at the planning and due diligence stage of a transaction, during the course of contractual negotiations and subsequently in respect of the filing of any notifications with any competent authorities. We are able to identify and advise upon any merger control related issues at a very early stage of a transaction. This enables all potential issues to be clearly identified, appropriately dealt with and any risks to be fairly distributed among the parties involved.

Oppenheim also assists its clients in legal disputes concerning trademark infringements, unfair competition / passing-off, misleading of consumers and the abuse of significant market power (a statutory prohibition applicable to a number of network industries and also in the general food and non-food retail sector). We frequently represent clients in relation to private enforcement proceedings. Oppenheim also advises on a wide range of state aid matters including investment grants, restructuring aid, state aid aspects of privatisation of state owned companies and state aid to undertakings providing a service of general economic interest.

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