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Allen & Overy LLP

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Allen & Overy LLP

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Has played a central role in many of the most important international media sector M&A transactions, including cases that test the UK government's ability to block mergers on public interest grounds. Proven media sector expertise extends into the defence of broadcasters in EC behavioural investigations. Leads domestic, EU and global merger filings for clients in the pharmaceutical, IT, automotive and retail sectors among various others. Represents defendants both in CJEU appeals against EC cartel fines and in follow-on damages actions. Also has considerable experience in market investigations in heavily regulated sectors.

Strengths

Clients say: "They have excellent lawyers, are innovative and client-friendly, and have very good international coverage."

Work highlights

Advised Qatar Petroleum on the EC's investigation into the LNG market.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, Alasdair Balfour "combines competition law expertise with good business understanding and a strong client service mentality." He advises on multi-jurisdictional merger filings in an array of sectors, as well as assisting clients as interested parties in CMA investigations into transactions.

Mark Friend represents clients in significant market investigations on a domestic and European basis. He is praised as a "highly experienced" lawyer who "brings a statesmanlike professionalism."

Philip Mansfield is appreciated by clients for his depthof competition law knowledge. He has impressive experience in market investigations and also represents clients in defence of follow-on damages claims.

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UK

Competition Law


Alasdair Balfour
Band 2
Mark Friend
Band 3
Philip Mansfield
Band 4