Competition team of the year - The Lawyer Awards 2015

Brussels & EU

Competition law remains high on the corporate agenda, emphasised by the ongoing global crack-down on cartels and the increased role of state subsidies during the financial crisis. We understand these priorities, and take a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ competition and regulatory compliance needs.

We have excellent relations with EU and national competition authorities, with members of our team having acted as non-governmental advisers to national and international competition bodies.  Our strong media contacts also enable us to manage successful communications strategies.

Our team, located across London, Brussels and Moscow, includes leading practitioners with years of experience advising on the most complex transactions and cases at EU and national level. Global Competition Review Top 100 has named us “one of the world’s leading competition practices”

Latest examples of work

    • global

      Global recording artist

      Advising the Estate of a global recording artist in connection with the sale of its interest in a music publishing joint venture.

    • one

      One stop shop

      Advising a major manufacturing outsourcing company on the global merger control aspects of its $1 billion transaction, providing a "one stop shop" global merger control service including the review of over 30 jurisdictions worldwide.

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      Global electronics company

      Advising a global electronics company on the international antitrust aspects of a major supply and cooperation agreement with a third-party with a history of cartel involvement.

    • energy

      Global merger control

      Advising a downstream energy client on the global merger control aspects of its sale to a competitor.

    • money

      Target investment companies

      Advising a US-based hedge fund on various antitrust investigations of target investment companies around the world and in various sectors including telecoms, retail, energy and FMCG.

    • contract

      Japanese manufacturing company

      Advising a Japan-based manufacturing company on EU antitrust rules applicable to their distribution agreements, sales contracts and compliance programmes.

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      US private equity firm

      Advising a US-based private equity firm on numerous portfolio company purchases and disposals including securing unconditional merger clearances across Europe in every matter.

    • supply chain image

      Global FMCG company

      Advising a global FMCG company on a range of antitrust issues relating to its supply chain in Spain.

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      Global scientific equipment company

      Advising a US-based global scientific equipment company on its role as an important third-party in connection with the merger of two competitors, including representing the company before the European Commission throughout the investigation.

    • Image of oil and gas

      African LNG project

      Advising a global oil and gas company on the international competition aspects of the development and commercialisation of a major African LNG project, including advising the client and other concessionaires in relation to competition laws and regulations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

Global Awards 2017

  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for European Competition Law

    Ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for European Competition Law

    Our team has been ranked as a leading firm in the Chambers Global directory for its expertise in European Competition law.

  • Corporate Intl Global Awards Winners 2017

    UK-EU Antitrust Law Firm of the year in Belgium

    Our Antitrust & Competition team has been recognised as a practice leader by Corporate Intl and named ‘UK-EU Antitrust Firm of the Year in Belgium, 2017’.

  • Corporate Intl Global Awards Winners 2017

    International M&A Antitrust Lawyer Firm of the year in Belgium

    David Anderson, Head of our Brussel’s office, has been named ‘International M&A Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in Belgium, 2017’.

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