Expertise – Focus – Perspective

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

Firm

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 together at one of the leading international law firms, we now combine partner-centred advice, efficiency and a commercial mindset in our specialised boutique.

Our clients are national and international 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 are guided by the following principles:

We are guided by the following principles:

Uns leiten folgende Prinzipien:

01

Expertise

Distinct specialisation. Highest quality. Overall, more than 20 years of international law firm experience.

02

Focus

Absolute dedication to clients. Real teamwork. Honest communication.

03

Perspective

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

Expertise

Our practice includes, in particular, merger control, antitrust investigations, compliance, cooperations, sales and general contract advice, abuse of dominance and foreign investment control.

We represent our clients' interests 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

Compliance

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

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

We help you with:

  • The analysis of foreign investment control notification obligations
  • Notifying acquisitions to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • Contractual protections against potential risks
Team

We act as a true team - amongst ourselves and together with our clients. We have been working together for years, previously at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and today in our own firm as ROCAN.

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