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Roxana Mina Kruse

Senior Associate

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Languages German, English, Dutch

Roxana Kruse advises clients on all legal aspects of German and European competition law, with a focus on unfair trade practices, distribution-related competition issues, sustainability, merger control and European buying alliances. Her clients include international companies in the consumer goods, digital and industrial sectors, whom she also represents in all proceedings before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and the courts.

Roxana’s practice furthermore covers European state aid law, advising public bodies as well as private businesses. She has extensive know-how in the rules on aid for rescuing and restructuring companies in difficulties and in supporting companies in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. She also advises on the state aid side of transactions and stabilisation measures.

Roxana joined CMS in 2018.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (association of German-speaking lawyers specialising in competition law)
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Lectures list

  • 7. Düsseldorfer Compliance Talks 04.07.2019 „EU Richtlinie gegen unfaire Geschäftspraktiken - ein Schritt nach vorn oder zur Seite?“
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  • 2017 - 2018: LL.M. in European Economic Law at Stockholm University
  • 2017: Research assistant at a major international law firm in Duesseldorf
  • 2015 - 2017: Trainee lawyer at Essen Regional Court including placements at the German Consulate General in Chicago and a medium-sized law firm in Essen
  • 2014: First state examination in law
  • 2012 - 2013: Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2009 - 2014: Law studies at the University of Muenster
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10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL in­tro­duce sev


Bundes­kar­tellamt points out com­pet­i­tion law lim­its in price ar­range­ments...
Ger­man milk pro­du­cers in­ten­ded to in­tro­duce a new fin­an­cing concept for raw milk pro­du­cers (giv­en that raw milk prices were not suf­fi­cient to cov­er the raw milk pro­duc­tion costs). The new concept has...
Ger­man Bundes­kar­tellamt tol­er­ates two sus­tain­ab­il­ity ini­ti­at­ives
The Bundes­kar­tellamt has con­cluded the ex­am­in­a­tion of two sus­tain­ab­il­ity ini­ti­at­ives: An ini­ti­at­ive launched by the Ger­man re­tail sec­tor and Deutsche Gesell­schaft für In­ter­na­tionale Zusammen­arbeit...
EU Green Deal, sus­tain­ab­il­ity and com­pet­i­tion law: European Com­mis­sion’s...
In Decem­ber 2019, the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted the “European Green Deal”, which com­mits to cli­mate neut­ral­ity by 2050. EU Mem­ber States prom­ised to re­duce emis­sions by at least 55% by 2030, com­pared...
DiGi POD – The pod­cast series on trend­ing com­pet­i­tion law de­vel­op­ments
Our pod­cast series DiGi POD has been cre­ated to provide a plat­form for our cli­ents, com­pet­i­tion law ex­perts as well as com­pet­i­tion law en­thu­si­asts to stay up to date on the de­vel­op­ments and trend­ing top­ics in con­nec­tion with com­pet­i­tion law.List of epis­odes:Epis­ode 3: Ver­tic­al re­straints un­der the car­tel pro­hib­i­tion: what is ex­pec­ted to change after May 2022?Epis­ode 2: Screen­ing for­eign sub­sidies – only for state aid en­thu­si­asts? Epis­ode 1: Di­git­al mar­kets and on­line plat­forms
Ger­man par­lia­ment ad­opts law to im­ple­ment UTP Dir­ect­ive
On 6 May, the Ger­man par­lia­ment form­ally ap­proved the trans­pos­i­tion law for the UTP-Dir­ect­ive. Sched­uled for ap­prov­al by the Fed­er­al Coun­cil at end of May, the law will in­tro­duce a high­er level of pro­tec­tion...
EU Com­mis­sion pro­poses new in­vest­ig­at­ive re­view tools to tackle mar­ket...
On 5 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed the Reg­u­la­tion of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on for­eign sub­sidies dis­tort­ing the in­tern­al mar­ket (For­eign Sub­sidies Reg­u­la­tion or FSR) to...
Ger­many to im­ple­ment UTP-Dir­ect­ive on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in food...
The trans­pos­i­tion dead­line of EU Dir­ect­ive 633/2019 against un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the food sup­ply chain (UTP-Dir­ect­ive) is ap­proach­ing. By 1 May 2021, EU mem­ber states must im­ple­ment this dir­ect­ive...
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
Be­low you will find the top­ics of the news­let­ter:EUROPEAN UNI­ON ART­ICLESEU Com­mis­sion Shows Re­tail Al­li­ances The Yel­low CardEU's New Farm To Fork Strategy: New La­beling Re­quire­ments And A "Meat Tax" -...
Joint activ­it­ies with oth­er FM­CG sup­pli­ers dur­ing Coronavir­us
Vis­ible to any­one who has re­cently entered a su­per­mar­ket, COV­ID-19 puts not only our health­care sys­tem un­der ex­treme pres­sure but also re­tail­ers and sup­pli­ers. While gov­ern­ments, re­tail­ers and sup­pli­ers...