Our Competition team combines high level technical expertise with pragmatic commercial solutions on competition/regulatory issues.
We regularly advise clients on gaining merger clearance before the UK and overseas competition authorities. We also provide merger arbitrage advice for many leading financial institutions.
We have represented clients before the UK and EU competition authorities in several high profile competition investigations. We act for both complainants and parties under investigation in Competition Act and market enquiries.
We handle dawn raid investigations, which may give rise to civil or criminal liabilities. We also have experience of other sector regulators, including ORR, Ofgem and Ofcom.
We provide day-to-day advice to clients on competition issues relating to commercial agreements and practices, including joint ventures, cooperative arrangements, supply agreements, distribution/agency agreements, IP licences, pricing and marketing schemes, and behavioural issues.
We have rolled out competition compliance programmes for a number of major multinational clients, and regularly provide competition law training and audits.
Our clients include both domestic businesses and major multinationals, and our work on competition investigations often involves other jurisdictions in Europe and elsewhere.
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Largest ever European fine for cartel violations
992 MILLION FINE IMPOSED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON LIFT AND
ESCALATOR MANUFACTURERS View full briefing
International criminal cartel investigation into marine hoses
On 3 May 2007, an international cartel investigation was launched following the arrest of eight executives in the United States. The investigation involved co-ordinated dawn raids between a number of competition authorities, including the US Department of Justice (the DoJ), the
European Commission (the Commission); and the UK Office of Fair Trading (the OFT). This is the first time in which the UK, EU and US competition authorities have launched parallel cartel investigations, and demonstrates the increasingly close co-operation in international competition law enforcement. View full briefing