Penalty Proceedings Before
Competition Law Authorities


Proceedings by competition law authorities present an array of challenges to your business. BUNTSCHECK stands ready to support you in any of the following situations:

  • Investigations and inspections by the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office or the German state competition authorities.

  • Developing a defence strategy precisely tailored to your situation; this may include applications for leniency.

  • Representation of your company and the members of its management board in cartel investigations by the European Commission, the German competition authorities, and in subsequent court proceedings.

  • Representation in follow-on proceedings before the German and European courts.

  • Defence and representation in “vertical agreements” cases (particularly with regard to resale price restrictions) before German and European competition authorities.

  • Advice on associated issues such as public relations, internal compliance programs, communication with potential claimants, and public procurement.


  • Automatic Doors (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Bathroom Fittings (European Commission)
  • Beer (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Best-price Clauses (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Car Parts / Acoustically Effective Components (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Choline Chloride (European Commission)
  • Elevators and Escalators (European Commission)
  • Expanded Polystyrene Insulation (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Furniture (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Flour (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Industrial Property Insurance (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Meat and Sausages (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Mountings for Windows and Window-doors (European Commission)
  • Pharmaceutical Wholesale (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Pre-stressing Steel (European Commission)
  • Propane Gas (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Railway Rails (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Railway Sleepers (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Technical Building Services (German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Trucks (European Commission)