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Compliance and Counselling

There has been a dramatic shift in antitrust and competition law in recent years. Antitrust law is becoming more contentious and the penalties are becoming potentially huge.

Having an successful compliance policy is vital to the prevention of anti-competitive conduct by employees. Implementing such a policy goes beyond the publication of a list of do's and don'ts. It also includes education of staff, regular updating and communication of applicable standards and procedures, periodic compliance trainings and certifications, dawn raid simulations and internal audits. 

We help companies to develop sound risk management strategies and to adopt and implement effective compliance policies. This includes formulating and updating guidelines, giving staff presentations and training and performing simulations. We also assist our clients in conducting in-depth audits if anti-competitive conduct is suspected or as part of a due diligence process.

Given the continuing proliferation of national antitrust regimes, the increasing number of authorities actively pursuing antitrust cases and the growing magnitude of antitrust penalties, internationally operating companies should ensure that their compliance efforts meet the highest standards. Our global presence and local expertise enable us to offer clients first rate assistance in developing local and cross-border compliance programmes. 

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News: 26 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy advises RAJA Group on the acquisition of Viking and its Office Depot Europe operating business

Allen & Overy Paris advised RAJA Group, Europe's leading multichannel distributor of supplies and equipment for businesses, on the conclusion of an agreement with Aurelius to acquire the Viking…

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News: 24 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy advises DBAG on investing in Dantherm Group

Allen & Overy is advising Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) on investing in Dantherm Group A/S (Dantherm), a Danish provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.

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Publications: 10 AUGUST 2021

Major reforms proposed for UK competition and consumer regimes, including digital

In a move aimed at driving growth and delivering competitive markets that work for consumers, the UK government has published two consultations on proposals for reform of the UK competition and…

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Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

China’s antitrust law under review – increased clarity, but more uncertainty

China offered a glimpse of what its antitrust regime may look like in the future by issuing few proposed amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law for consultation in January 2020.

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