Allen & Overy LLP

Competition/Antitrust (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding firm with an excellent reputation for advising major international and Chinese clients on the full range of competition matters, including merger filings, investigations, and compliance and advisory work. Also recognised for its skill in abuse of dominance cases. Advises on Mainland China and Hong Kong competition matters as well as international work, including representing Chinese companies on outbound antitrust issues. Well equipped to handle the multi-jurisdictional merger control aspects of cross-border transactions. Able to advise on global antitrust enforcement precedents, particularly in relation to monopoly agreements.

Strengths One client is full of praise for the team's"excellent technical advice" and also appreciates their "strong proactivity in trying to anticipate the next move by the authorities."

Another client is grateful for the "good service because it is clear and concise. The advice is also very business-focused."

Work highlights Advised BYD and Toyota Motors on their establishment of a joint venture, handling the merger control aspects and cross-jurisdictional elements.

Notable practitioners

François Renard
is praised for being a "friendly lawyer who is always happy to help with prompt support." His practice covers the full range of antitrust issues, with particular strength advising on investigations launched by the HKCC.