Compliance with competition law is crucial. We help ensure that your commercial agreements and business practices comply with EU and national competition law, and that your employees understand and are playing by the rules. Where disagreements arise, or damages are incurred, we can advise you on your options and help you to achieve an optimum result.
We can advise on the enforceability of your existing contracts, and draft, negotiate and advise on any new commercial agreements, including those relating to licensing, R&D, agency, distribution, franchising, manufacturing, supply, sales and joint ventures.
If you are making an acquisition, our due diligence can help avoid any nasty surprises. If you are working together with other companies, perhaps through a trade association or a joint venture, we help ensure that you steer clear of any competition pitfalls whilst achieving your business aims.
We can develop and provide tailored competition compliance training, helping your employees to understand their regulatory environment. We provide interactive web-based training tools that reinforce compliance messages, and prepare you for responding to an unexpected “dawn raid”.
If your company has been harmed by anti-competitive activity, such as a cartel, you may want to consider bringing a claim for damages or launching other antitrust litigation. If a claim is made against your company, you will want to limit your exposure. Either way, we have the expertise and experience, along with our specialised Litigation & Corporate Risk department, to represent our clients in cases in the EU and UK courts.