Without careful management from the outset, merger control can wreak havoc with corporate transaction timetables. That’s where we come in, using our invaluable experience to identify upfront when issues are likely to arise and working with you to devise a notification strategy that best fits your commercial and operational needs. Our competition team advises on all aspects of EU and national merger control, providing specialist competition expertise right from the start and identifying any challenges along the way, to minimise potential threats and delays.

From carrying out initial market analysis to preparing competition authority submissions and dealing with the authorities, we’ll drive the notification process to maximise the prospect of clearance on the most favourable terms. We have also developed close relationships with specialist economists and, in appropriate cases, work seamlessly to develop your case through dedicated analysis and robust evidence.

Whether your deal needs clearance at a national level or before the European Commission, we have the expertise you need. In fact, if your deal triggers merger-control rules in multiple jurisdictions, our international team will coordinate the entire filing process on your behalf.


RM plc

Advised on the sale of School Management Information System (MIS) business – known as RM Integris and RM Finance (along with RM Accounts and Access Education Budgeting) – to The Key Group. Unconditional Phase 1 merger clearance was obtained.

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Carphone Warehouse

Advised on Phase I of the European Commission clearance for the merger between CPW and Dixons, including engaging with local authorities in the UK, Ireland and Sweden.

Tech Mahindra GmbH

Advised on Bundeskartellamt clearance of the acquisition by TechM of BASF's third party business. The Mahindra group is a top ten company in India and employs approximately 155,000 people in 48 countries.

Globalvía Infraestructuras, S.A.

Advised on the European merger clearance for the acquisition by Aberdeen Infrastructure (HoldCo) B.V. of the share capital held by Globalvía Infraestructuras, S.A. in the concession company of the Hospital Universitari Son Espases (Palma de Mallorca).

Fater S.p.A.

Advised on the merger filing to the Italian Antitrust Authority (“IAA”) concerning the acquisition of P&G’s business branch relating to some homecare products.

EE Limited

Advised on the mobile commerce joint venture with O2 and Vodafone in front of the European Commission.  Advised at Phase 1.  Unconditional  clearance was obtained after Phase 2.

SMART Technologies Inc

Advised on the acquisition by Hon Hai (Foxconn), including a UK and German merger filing.