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and antitrust.

Today’s joined-up commercial landscape means that organisations need to collaborate more than ever before. Yet companies working in close partnership also face the real risk of breaching competition (antitrust) law if they do not take due care. To guard against this risk and protect the integrity of your business, it’s critical that employees understand how their day-to-day activities interact with competition law, and act accordingly.

At Sponge, we understand the challenges involved in making this happen. As a result, our antitrust learning solutions have been specifically crafted to drive behavioural change – while still being adaptable to your organisation and the needs of your business.

Collaborate with confidence.

Authoritative content.

Created by leading authorities in competition law alongside Sponge's learning science experts, our programme is designed to drive behavioural change – not just impart academic knowledge.

Customised to your needs.

Build a tailored programme through our Mix & Match modules and target specific knowledge gaps - or go fully bespoke.

Easy, fast deployment.

Seamless deployment through your existing LMS, or delivered with Sponge’s dedicated LMS solution.

In your language.

With ready-made options in English, German and French, and the capability to serve a wide range of other languages.

What the
programme offers.

Every organisation has different learning requirements and gaps in understanding that need to be filled. With our special Mix & Match system, you can work with our experts to identify the training modules your employees need and the lesson type that suits them best – from text and images to video, animations and simulations.

The programme is designed to support company-wide implementation of preventive training measures and give your employees a comprehensive overview of competition and antitrust law. Through consideration of industry-specific practical cases, employees develop a feeling for which behaviours and decisions are permissible under antitrust law – and which are not. Learning managers can also freely select and combine modules according to their needs.

  • Welcome.
  • Antitrust law at a glance.
  • Legal basis.
  • Agreements between competitors.
  • Agreements between suppliers and customers.
  • Abuse of market position.
  • Practical case: Exchange of market information.
  • Practical case: Pricing policy (B2B, trade).
  • Practical case: Price policy (energy industry).
  • Practical case: Tariff overview.
  • Practical case: The association conference.
  • Practical case: Prices in sales.
  • Assessment.

Our learning science experts have worked with several prominent competition and antitrust specialists to create this programme:

  • Dr Kathrin Westermann is a partner of Noerr LLP and co-editor of NZKart, a specialist journal on antitrust law.
  • Dr Alexander Birnstiel advises clients at Noerr LLP on antitrust, abuse and merger control proceedings.
  • Prof. Dr Karsten Metzlaff has been a specialist in antitrust law and franchising at Noerr LLP since 1999, and is also a lecturer in media antitrust law at the European University Viadrina.
  • Dr. Michael 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.

Many national and international corporations use antitrust learning programmes from Sponge – including Beiersdorf, Benteler, BMW, Dräxlmaier, Gothaer Versicherungen, Klöckner, LEONI, MAHLE, SCHOTT, ThyssenKrupp and Vossloh.

Looking to create something special?

Sponge is industry-famous for cutting edge bespoke solutions. Clients come to us to set new standards for what an online compliance learning experience can be. When the topic is dry, the experience is everything.

tailored solutions.

Our range of services responds to your specific learning needs – whatever form they take.


Curious about how employees are learning? Want to know what gaps need filling? Our consultants can offer expert help.


Our award-winning bespoke solutions can make compliance a stimulating learning experience – not just a practical necessity.

Mix & Match Solutions.

Create a flexible, distinctive programme for your employees by picking and choosing from a range of different modules.

Find your solution

Find your ideal Competition and Antitrust learning solution.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, tailorable, or off-the-shelf solutions, and full deployment on an LMS if you need it.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, adaptable or off-the-shelf solutions.

Start with core content, and customise it to meet your specifications.

  • Mix and match content modules.
  • Customise to your brand style.
  • Select sector-specific content. 
  • Translate into many languages.

Explore our tailorable digital compliance training.

Some bespoke learning methods we work with:

  • Role-play through game-based learning.
  • Augmented reality.
  • Blended learning.
  • Video.
  • Micro-learning.
  • Competitive learning.
  • Simulations.
  • Quiz-based learning.

Explore Bespoke Digital Learning with Sponge

Sponge LMS.

Our user-friendly Learning Management System makes it straightforward to manage compliance training and track learners’ progress.


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