Competition law is designed to protect businesses and consumers from anti-competitive behaviour. All businesses must comply with competition law and there can be serious consequences for businesses and individuals (including directors) for non-compliance.
When faced with competition law risks and issues, we work collaboratively with our clients to develop tailored solutions and to identify commercial opportunities, rather than merely flagging problems.
Although competition law can be technical and complex, we are committed to delivering clear and pragmatic advice.
We advise on all aspects of competition law, including:
- The competition law implications of commercial agreements, business strategies and other conduct, including undertaking "self-assessments" on their compatibility with competition law
- Investigations by the CMA and other competition authorities into alleged cartels, abuses of dominance and other anti-competitive practices
- Developing tailored competition compliance programmes and business strategies with a view to minimising the risk of infringement
- Dawn raid preparedness and support, including mock dawn raid sessions for clients in "at-risk" sectors
- Market studies and investigations by the CMA and other regulators
- Competition litigation before the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), including follow-on damages actions
- Merger control, including filings to the CMA
- Sector specific competition regulation, including in the energy, water, rail, healthcare and financial services sectors