Competition & EU Law

Overview

Our clients benefit from the experience of acknowledged leaders in the field of competition law who offer practical, commercial advice to support your strategic objectives. We are among a select group of firms with in-depth knowledge and experience of State Aid rules. We also have strong experience in EU litigation:  we have litigated more than 100 cases before the Courts of Justice of the EU representing private litigants and various EU Agencies.

Clients draw on our highly regarded dispute resolution skills together with our market leading competition law expertise. We advise on complex competition litigation matters, including breaking government sanctioned restrictive practices; defending against implications of involvement in cartels; and assisting those impacted by anti-competitive conduct to recover significant damages.

Our partners have conducted competition damages actions before national courts, the European Courts of Justice, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and in mediations. This, combined with our deep experience of multi-jurisdictional merger control filings, means that we are well placed to advise on a wide range of issues, including on- and off-line distribution, licensing and co-operation arrangements.  In addition, we regularly represent clients in antitrust investigations and conduct trainings for employees so that they can avoid unlawful practices.

Competition law issues in the Asia region are a rapidly growing area of practice and we have recently been involved in two of the first ever Competition law cases in Malaysia. 

Our particular focus lies in the information technology, communications, electronics, energy, automotive, banking and financial services, media, sport, and aviation and aerospace sectors.

We pride ourselves on being easy to work with, but will always act robustly to defend and promote our clients' interests. Our ability to understand our clients' underlying business concerns and issues means that we can offer pragmatic, practical legal analysis based on our deep understanding of the challenges they face.

If you would like more information please contact the heads of the group: José Rivas and Peter Willis.

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