Antitrust Law

As a business, you protect and market your know-how, among other areas, through distribution systems and distribution contracts, license agreements and franchise contracts, prohibitions on competition or through consortiums, platforms and cooperation in research and development. 

The requirements of antitrust law must be complied with in all these agreements, in order to avoid the threat of legal invalidity, claims for damages and fines. At Klinkert, we advise and support you in civil and criminal law matters evolving from antritrust law.  

We support you in implementing your strategic goals, for example

  • in structuring contracts, e.g. technology transfer agreements and distribution contracts;
  • with advice on criminal law in the field of antitrust compliance.

We represent you against your competitors and governmental agencies

  • in connection with the private enforcement of antitrust law;
  • in defending and enforcing claims for delivery in proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court of Justice and the European Commission;
  • with advice on criminal law in the case of self-reporting strategies and requests.  Our experience has repeatedly led to our clients being found not guilty or to substantial reductions of fines imposed by antitrust authorities in appeals.


Supreme Court of Justice, Compliance, Taking Proceeds, European Commission, Antitrust Law, Self-Reporting Request, Self-Reporting Strategy, Claims for Delivery, Private Enforcement, Appeals Proceedings, Claim for Damages, Criminal Law, Exemptions, Selective Distribution, White Collar Crime, Compulsory License