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.

What people are saying

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"They have great in-depth experience of competition law damages claims both in the UK and at European level. A very commercial team."

Chambers UK 2022

"They are easy to work with, and have the right mix of experience levels on the cases. The advice is always well balanced between the purely legal and the commercial."

Chambers UK 2022

"Great in depth knowledge amongst solicitors in this specialist field. Adept at handling large scale competition law litigation including cartel damages claims and before the European courts."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Key strengths are the combination of deep industry/commercial knowledge with exceptionally sharp legal minds. You can trust the Competition team to cut through and give practical and detailed advice and work incredibly efficiently and effectively."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Macfarlanes has forged a unique combination of commercial litigation and competition expertise. They combine a deep knowledge of competition law with the experience of heavyweight commercial litigators."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Interviewees say that the lawyers are ‘sure-footed in their client handling’ and praise their ‘creative thinking; if there's a hurdle they are able to think of ways to get over it’."

Chambers UK 2020