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Competition litigation

Calculated, strategic and based on a successful track record, our competition litigation service gives you the expert support you need.

With our cross-practice service, you'll get the very best in litigation know-how and competition expertise.

This means you can use competition law as an effective commercial tool. Whether you need to defend your business against antitrust proceedings or use the courts to enforce your competition law rights, we have the necessary knowledge and experience.

Private damages actions happen regularly in the UK and across Continental Europe. Our team has experience of pursuing and defending these types of claims before national courts. Similarly, we can co-ordinate cross-border competition litigation strategies simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions.

We'll help you use competition law issues to get the most from your commercial negotiations and resolve disputes. We can also work with you if you wish to challenge decisions by regulatory authorities at EU, national or domestic level.


Examples of work

MyFerryLink - advising the French sea-workers co-operative operating the service on behalf of Eurotunnel before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal, successfully challenging the Competition and Markets Authority decision on jurisdictional grounds

Advising a UK manufacturer in respect of a pan-European cartel investigation and potential related follow-on damages claims

Representing NHS bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland in a damages action against Servier, the manufacturer of Perindopril, a cardiovascular drug, arising from potential infringements of UK and EU competition law 

Representing NHS bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland in an action brought against Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of Gaviscon, for loss and damage arising from potential infringements of UK and EU competition law

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