Antitrust Law

Acting in Accordance with Antitrust Law

Again and again, companies violate applicable law by engaging in illegal bid rigging or price fixing, for example. The uncovering and prosecution of such activities are issues that increasingly affect all industries and companies of all sizes. In response to antitrust violations, international competition authorities impose fines that may reach several hundred million euros. “If companies do not want to become embroiled in unlawful agreements by their employees, then it is the companies’ responsibility to reduce this risk through the intensive training of employees – even at the corporate management level – in regard to anti-trust matters.” This statement by Dr. Ulf Böge, the former president of the German Federal Cartel Office, underscores the urgent need for employee training in anti-trust compliance.

Our training program ‘Fair Competition’ supports you in the company-wide implementation of preventive training measures. It provides your employees with a comprehensive overview of the topic antitrust law. Numerous industry-specific practical examples help your employees develop a sense for which types of conduct, agreements, and decisions are legal under antitrust law and which are not. Thus, it supports your company in complying with the applicable legal requirements.

Contents of this e-learning program

The tutorial consists of a number of self-contained lessons. You can pick and choose any combination of lessons depending on whether you want to use the standard product or would like more options. Click here to learn more about ’lessons’ and ’lesson types’.

  • Welcome
  • Overview: Antitrust Law
  • Legal Foundations and Consequences
  • Collusion Between Competitors
  • Collusion Between Suppliers and Buyers
  • Abuse of a Market Position
  • Case Study: Exchanging Market Information
  • Case Study: Pricing (B2B, B2C)
  • Case Study: Pricing (Energy Industry)
  • Case Study: Tariff List
  • Case Study: The Trade Association Meeting
  • Case Study: Sales Prices
  • Test

Expert authors

Dr. Kathrin Westermann, Dr. Alexander Binstiel, Prof. Dr. Karsten MetzlaffExpertise for our ‘Antitrust Law’ e-learning program is provided by the subject matter experts Dr Kathrin Westermann, Dr Alexander Birnstiel, and Dr Karsten Metzlaff from the law firm Noerr as well as Dr Michael Bergmann from the law firm Raue. Dr Westermann is a partner at Noerr in Berlin and co-editor of NZKart, an antitrust law journal of Beck publishing house. Dr Birnstiel advises clients in all areas of antitrust, abuse and merger control proceedings at Noerr in Munich. Since 1999, Dr Metzlaff has been specialist in antitrust and franchising at Noerr in Berlin as well as an associate professor in media antitrust law at the European University Viadrina. Dr Bergmann heads Raue's antitrust practice and advises on all aspects of German and European antitrust law with a particular focus on regulated industries and compliance advice. More information can be found at and


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