Competition, antitrust and trade

Competition issues are often technically challenging and often involve the risk of very high financial penalties. Our clients tell us that they like our ability to resolve the complexities and deliver clear and pragmatic advice, tailored to their specific circumstances.

We have long-standing experience in defending our clients’ international interests. Wherever you’re located, you can access our entire range of legal capabilities and sector expertise from any of our offices. Competition law requires strength across the major European jurisdictions. Our pan-European footprint means that we are able to work quickly and efficiently in the jurisdictions you operate in and across borders.

Experience


Leading telecommunications company

Advised on a major acquisition and successfully obtaining EU merger clearance

Avelo

Advised on competition law compliance of a data-sharing product

Genworth Financial

Advised on the merger of its Spanish life and non-life insurance businesses into their English counterparts pursuant to the European Cross-Border Merger Regulations

An electricity supplier

Defended in connection with a section 26 investigation into the metering market

International utility companies

Obtained EU merger control clearance for a joint venture between two international utility companies

A leading marine company

Advised and obtained unconditional merger clearance from the OFT, following a number of third party complaints and a complex CRM process

A leading rail company

Secured merger clearance for £1.1b takeover of the UK's largest rail franchise

A leading telecommunications company

Represented in the Competition Appeal Tribunal in respect of regulatory appeals against two Ofcom price control decisions

A telecoms company

Acted in the context of an Ofcom investigation.

Hydrogen peroxide cartel

Advised on collective follow-on action against the members of the hydrogen peroxide cartel in Germany.

Figiefa

Represented an automotive trade association before the European Commission and German authorities regarding antitrust law applicable to the motor vehicle sector.

Chemical solvents

Defended an international commodities distributor in German antitrust investigation and settlement agreement

Gasunie

Obtained unconditional German merger clearance for USD multibillion acquisition of gas pipelines from Shell and ExxonMobil

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