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.
Whether you need to defend your business against antitrust proceedings or use the courts to enforce your competition law rights or challenge regulatory decisions, we have the necessary knowledge and experience.
Private damages actions are now a mainstay of the litigation landscape in the UK and across the European Union. Our team has experience of pursuing and defending these types of claims before national courts and of co-ordinatinge cross-border competition litigation strategies across multiple jurisdictions.
We'll help you to use competition law as an effective commercial tool to enable you to get the most from your commercial negotiations and to resolve disputes. We can also work with you if you wish to challenge decisions by regulatory authorities at EU or national level.
Examples of work:
- Advising a market-leading manufacturer in respect of a pan-European cartel investigation and on defending follow-on damages claims in multiple jurisdictions flowing from the European Commission infringement decision
- Obtaining a successful settlement for a large group of claimants in respect of their competition damages claims relating to multilateral interchange fees
- 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
- Advising the French sea-workers co-operative operating the MyFerryLink service on behalf of Eurotunnel on its successful appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, challenging the Competition Commission's decision to prohibit access to the port of Dover, particularly on jurisdictional grounds
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
see our accolades
RPC ‘provides a Magic Circle level of service’, and is ‘emerging as a serious player’.Legal 500 UK 2015
An illustration of its strength in the public healthcare sector, the practice has been acting for NHS bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland.Legal 500 UK 2016