Expertise – Focus – Perspective

ROCAN stands for high-end advice on antitrust law and foreign investment control.

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At ROCAN, we focus solely on antitrust law and foreign investment control. That is what we are good at. That is what we stand for. After years at leading international law firms, we combine partner-centred advice, efficiency and a commercial mindset in our specialised boutique.

Our clients are DAX and other major international corporations, private equity and venture capital investors, start-ups, medium-sized companies and trade associations as well as selected individuals. At their side, we act as enthusiastic service providers – fast, non-bureaucratic and solution-oriented. We have particular expertise in advising clients affected by disruption, be it as a disruptor or with an established business model.

We are guided by the following principles:

We are guided by the following principles:

Uns leiten folgende Prinzipien:



Distinct specialisation. Highest quality. Years of international law firm experience.



Absolute dedication to clients. Real teamwork. Honest communication.



Spotlight on the key perspectives: Commercial. Regulatory. Political.

ROCAN Expertise Focus Perspective

Our practice includes all areas of antitrust law, German and foreign investment control law and the foreign subsidies regulation – in particular in industries undergoing disruptive change.

We represent our clients before the Bundeskartellamt, the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and the competent courts. Together with our international network, we act for our clients globally.

You can find out more about our practice here:  

Merger control

We accompany transactions from initial considerations up to closing:

  • Advising on the preparation of transactions, including feasibility studies, due diligence, analysis of worldwide filing obligations and drafting of contract language
  • Notification to and representation before the Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission as well as worldwide coordination of merger control proceedings
  • Third party submissions and comments in merger control proceedings

Cartel proceedings

We support you in relation to:

  • Dawn raids by antitrust authorities
  • Leniency applications, cooperations with antitrust authorities, investigation of and/or defence against any potential allegations
  • Court proceedings and damage claims


We assist you with:

  • Internal investigations to detect and mitigate compliance risks
  • The implementation of compliance management systems as well as tailor-made trainings and other preventive actions
  • Compliance measures to ensure participation in public tenders following antitrust infringements

Cooperations, sales and general contract advice

We advise you on:

  • The structuring of contracts and the design of your distribution system
  • Cooperations with competitors, e.g., relating to procurement, research & development, and in the context of joint ventures or other projects
  • Disputes regarding the validity of contracts under antitrust law, e.g., with a view to non-compete clauses, supply terms and information rights

Abuse of dominance and digital regulation

We represent your interests:

  • As a complainant or defendant in proceedings before antitrust authorities
  • Vis-à-vis companies with a strong market position
  • As a company with a strong market position, vis-à-vis claimants, complainants and authorities

Foreign investment control and Foreign Subsidies Regulation

We help you with:

  • The analysis of worldwide foreign investment control notification obligations
  • Notifying transactions to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and coordinating worldwide foreign investment control proceedings
  • The analysis of notification requirements under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation and notification to the European Commission as well as collecting the relevant information

We act as a true team – amongst ourselves and together with our clients.