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Competition Law (Dispute Resolution)

Competition Law

Competition litigation

Our well-established and market-leading team of competition lawyers focus on advising claimants in complex, high-stakes competition litigation. We handle all types of disputes ranging from B2B claims to cutting-edge, consumer class actions.

Our group has a proven track record of success, routinely acting on the leading cases and achieving material results for our clients.  We have extensive settlement experience, achieving settlements worth in excess of £500m in recent years. We have deep expertise in managing the financial risks of litigation, including third-party funding and alternative fee arrangements.

Competition investigations

Our lawyers also advise businesses caught up in investigations into alleged competition law breaches, as well as individuals facing potential criminal sanctions or Director Disqualification. Our expertise as risk managers, understanding of the processes, and knowledge of the enforcement agencies means that we can advise Boards and individuals on how best to respond in any given situation.

Mergers and markets

We advise clients on all aspects of merger control law including jurisdictional and strategic assessments, drafting merger notifications, and advising third parties on tactical submissions as well as requests for information from merger control authorities.  We also advise on foreign investment rules which frequently trigger mandatory filings in the context of a transaction.  When market inquiries are launched, we make sure that key parties’ submissions are effective and targeted to reduce the risk of problematic outcomes.

Risk management

We work with our corporate clients to devise pro-active risk management strategies and compliance procedures and test their effectiveness through the use of "mock" dawn raids and business audits. A good compliance procedure manages risk but does not stifle growth and innovation. Our lawyers understand this dynamic and do whatever is best for each organisation.

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