Antitrust & Regulatory
Pierstone assists clients with respect to a broad range of antitrust matters, including vertical agreements and distribution, abuses of dominance, mergers, cartel investigations, and state aid.
We represent clients before the national competition authorities as well as the European Commission, in relation to merger control, investigations, or leniency applications.
In light of our specialized expertise in the technology sector we have advised clients on complex distribution and dominance cases in relation to digital platforms, online retail, access to telecommunications networks, interconnection, local loop unbundling, operating systems, and software distribution.
Over the past two decades Pierstone has also developed a world class regulatory practice focusing on a range of regulated sectors, including telecommunications, transport, and utilities. We have advised operators, investors and governments in many jurisdictions on administrative procedures, auctions, legislative changes, as well as judicial procedures.
As a member of the Antitrust Alliance, the most prominent network of antitrust specialists in Europe, Pierstone can also rely on the European and national know-how of some of the leading experts at other firms across the continent.