Competition compliance

We provide businesses with bespoke competition law compliance programmes or refresh the ones they already have, reducing the risk that they will fall foul of investigations in the UK and around the world.

We help clients identify their compliance needs and provide cost-effective solutions, including:

  • preparing competition and dawn raid compliance guidelines from scratch or updating ones to the latest enforcement standards;
  • providing one-off or regular training sessions in person or via webinars, e.g. for teams across different time zones;
  • undertaking mock dawn raids and other immersive compliance sessions;
  • conducting audits of emails and other documents to flush out competition or other business risks;
  • creating electronic compliance modules, ideal for businesses with diverse operations or regular new joiners;
  • working seamlessly with our colleagues on composite compliance programmes for clients who like to package competition law compliance with other areas of risk such as anti-bribery and corruption; and
  • acting as standing counsel in case of future dawn raids and investigations.

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Chambers UK 2020

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The UK Legal 500 2019

"'Macfarlanes stands out for its in-depth knowledge of the industry, commercial and strategically aware advice, and excellent technical legal and drafting skills’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"'Team members understand the need for speed and concision in providing legal advice. They are also extremely flexible and consistent in their delivery, as well as very knowledgeable of the industry and the client's business. They are capable of proactively spotting less foreseeable consequences relating to taking a certain course of action’.”"

The UK Legal 500 2019