The limits of what is legally and politically achievable are regularly determined by EU law. A large proportion of commercially relevant laws and regulations are based on Union law.

In addition to the Union treaties and formal legal instruments – directives, regulations and decisions – there are a wide range of recommendations, opinions and so-called delegated and implementing acts. Many fundamental and ground-breaking decisions are made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

We regularly participate in legislative procedures on the European level by means of position papers and expert opinions. We also assess the compatibility of national implementing measures with Union law.

Our lawyers have a wide range of experience in dealing with EU institutions, including the initiation of and assistance with infringement proceedings by the Commission before the CJEU.

The volume and level of detail of national regulations is also constantly increasing. The reciprocal influence of statutes and secondary legislation is a decisive factor in this area.

All economic operators, especially those in highly regulated sectors such as healthcare, utilities and transport, must be aware of the regulatory mechanisms specific to their sector and keep up to date with recent developments.

We support our clients in developing strategies for a targeted and legally founded representation of their own entrepreneurial concerns in political and regulatory processes in the interest of their long-term economic success.