Your next steps if you have received a warning under competition lawFirst of all: Take the warning seriously, but at the same time keep calm. Premature reactions like signing the cease-and-desist order should be avoided at all costs.
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A competition law warning is disquieting, but do not panic. We take care of everything.
Do not sign prematurely
Before you sign anything, let our legal team assist you to avoid disadvantages.
Do not pay
Often the demanded fines are too high. We will check whether the costs can be reduced.
Do not sign the cease-and-desist declaration immediately!
By signing a cease-and-desist declaration, which usually accompanies the warning letter, you are entering into a contract that is generally valid for an unlimited period! The cease-and-desist declaration is usually formulated so vaguely that a further warning under competition law can threaten an excessive contractual penalty. It is not uncommon for fines in the five-digit range to be imposed. Therefore, before signing the cease-and-desist declaration, seek advice from experienced lawyers in order to avoid these costly contractual penalties.