The EU and competition practice covers both advisory and contentious matters. We are one of the few firms substantially involved in the increasing private enforcement of EU and competition law in the courts.
Our experience includes competition litigation in the European Court of Justice, the UK High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
We have experience in all aspects of competition law, including merger and joint venture clearances, cartel investigations, anti-competitive agreements, rules applying to dominant companies, EU and UK market investigations and EU state aid rules.
We have advised leading clients and have been involved in competition investigations in a large number of industries, representing them before competition authorities, the European Commission and the Competition & Markets Authority (formerly the Office of Fair Trading) and also in competition follow-on damages claims.
We also advise on EU public procurement and other EU regulations in all sectors including construction, healthcare, energy and transport.
An important part of our client service is compliance advice, including competition audits to ensure agreements comply with EU rules and training staff in a practical and industry specific way on how to comply with EU law, and how to respond to competition authority investigations, including dawn raids.