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DLA Piper LLP

Competition Law

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What the team is known for

Often advises on CMA investigations into envisaged corporate transactions, with notable experience in complex mid-market deals in the retail and payment services sectors. Assists pharmaceutical companies with appeals against decisions taken by the CMA on the anti-competitive nature of reverse payment patent settlements. Handles merger filings or ongoing compliance topics together with colleagues based abroad. Also stands out for its capacity to bring together teams across the UK to advise on domestic behavioural investigations.

Strengths

Clients describe the firm as "efficient, well organised and effective."

Another appreciates that the lawyers "saved us time and sleepless nights and have been a great source of reason."

Work highlights

Assisted John Menzies with the Phase II investigation into its acquisition of Airline Services.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate that Sam Szlezinger "gets involved and provides advice and support throughout competition law processes." He focuses primarily on advising clients on merger control procedures, as well as licensing rights and collaborations between competitors.

Clients praise Sarah Smith for her "ability to neither sensationalise nor underplay any situation, giving you the detail you need to know in a reassuring manner." She advises multinational clients on complex merger clearance procedures, including Phase II investigations.

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Competition Law Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Department location

160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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UK

Competition Law


Sam Szlezinger
Band 5
Sarah Smith
Up and Coming