Competition Disputes

We advise clients on complex disputes, bringing together specialist competition knowledge and in-depth litigation experience.

We advise on all types of competition litigation, whether arising from dawn raids, regulatory investigations or commercial disputes between private parties.

We regularly assist clients with:

  • appeals against decisions adopted by UK or EU regulators before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and, in conjunction with our Brussels team, the EU Courts. This includes the whole breadth of regulatory investigations, including breaches of competition law, merger control decisions, market investigations and/or public procurement and regulatory issues;
  • actions for damages arising out of breaches of competition law. This includes follow-on actions where the infringement has been established by way of a decision by the regulator; and
  • standalone disputes relating to competition law (whether seeking damages for breach of competition law or other forms of equitable relief) and we have significant experience in complex disputes with a competition and IP cross-over.

Our specialist team has advised clients in a wide variety of sectors including financial services, pharmaceuticals, automotive, energy, betting and gaming, and data.

We are particularly active in collective actions for competition law breaches, having dealt with a number of cases at the certification phase and beyond.

The majority of our cases include significant cross-jurisdictional elements and/or coordinating the management of cases for clients across a number of jurisdictions, including within the EU and the rest of the world.

Our team has the technical expertise and size to deliver results on the largest and most complex cases. We adopt a bespoke approach to assist our in clients managing any piece of litigation.

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"Excellent legal knowledge combined with commercial acumen. They are really user-friendly and give you the advice that you need without involving large teams and excessive billing. "

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