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Competition Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 4London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Handles a wide range of merger control, behavioural and state aid mandates. Advises on wide-reaching CMA market investigations into the financial services sector or on more targeted investigations into alleged participants in domestic cartels. Demonstrates experience in significant pharmaceutical sector appeals against CMA rulings, including cases that are referred up to the EU courts. Assists with merger filings in support of corporate sales and advises on the formation of joint ventures.

Strengths

Clients report: "They understand how the regulator thinks. They have been excellent, providing practical advice on competition investigations."

Another adds: "CMS have significant experience, which instils confidence. They understand our business and provide appropriate advice at the right level."

Work highlights

Acted for RWS on the competition and merger control aspects of its all-share combination with SDL.

Notable practitioners

Brian Sher focuses on assisting clients with CMA market studies and merger investigations, as well as assisting with complex merger clearances.
"Brian is really good at understanding the market and the way regulators think." "Brian is quite exceptional. He is an extremely good lawyer: clever, thoughtful, and he has good business and economic judgement."

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Competition Law


Brian Sher
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