Benefits from a strong litigation practice that draws praise for work both on the defendant and, increasingly, on the claimant side of major cartel damages cases. Wider team stands out for handling both CMA investigations and competition-related regulatory work on behalf of key clients in the utilities and energy sectors. Also advises on merger filings and the implementation of selective distribution systems for international companies.
A client reports: "All the members of the team show an equal level of interest in our matter. Each time we contact someone at the firm they show the same level of effort, guiding us through the process and making it as easy as possible for us."
Sources add: "They offer all-round service. They all have the ability to explain difficult concepts in easy terms."
Advised Evolution Gaming on obtaining CMA clearance for its acquisition of NetEnt.
Andrew Hockley advises on a wide range of competition compliance matters, as well as assisting with merger clearance and joint-venture approval procedures."He's good at cutting through and getting to the answer without making a meal out of it. He's prepared to stick his neck out and advise us on what we should be thinking about. He takes a very pragmatic approach to an intellectual area."
Edward Coulson represents clients from the utilities sector in cartel follow-on damages claims. He also has experience acting for defendants on competition litigation cases. "He is so calm, so good at explaining where we need to be and why we're doing what we're doing. He can take a step back to see the full picture and is a great strategist."