Well placed to support global M&A transactions that require competition law analysis or formal notifications in multiple jurisdictions. Advises on transactions that are heavily scrutinised by competition authorities across Latin America, South-East Asia, the UK and the USA. Able to provide a coordinated message across multiple national competition enforcement agencies within the context of individual behavioural investigations. Represents defendants in cartel damages claims.
Clients highlight the firm's "pragmatism, business understanding, commercial mindset and good client relationship management."
Another appreciates that the lawyers are "flexible and accommodating, and have an excellent understanding of the peculiarities of specific businesses."
Advised GlaxoSmithKline on its joint venture with Pfizer, forming the world's largest supplier of over-the-counter medicines.
Clients praise Keith Jones for being "reassuringly smart and unerringly commercial," adding: "We would always come away from meetings with Keith in a far better position than before." He has a substantial practice, focusing on advising clients on merger clearance procedures, as well as market investigations and distribution matters.
Samantha Mobley has a wide-ranging practice advising on joint ventures, abuse of dominance investigations and the crossover between intellectual property and patent rights and competition law. She has substantial experience acting in the life sciences sector. Clients appreciate that she is "extremely committed," noting that she "comes up with creative solutions and is very responsive."