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Popular choice for clients facing CMA or FCA investigations into alleged anti-competitive conduct, leveraging on competition law capabilities based both in London and in Leeds to serve clients spread across the UK. Advises on merger control issues arising from UK M&A transactions or the formation of joint ventures. Assists with the design either of competition-compliant distribution systems or of structures to prevent the unlawful exchange of information between competitors. Also has broad litigation capabilities that increasingly cross over onto the claimant side of follow-on damages cases.
One client appreciates that "they can handle anything we put their way."
Another states: "They are able to give us really commercial advice. It's never a textbook answer; it's always tailored to our business."
Advised Europcar on litigation relating to a claim for damages arising from the interchange fee cases.
Clients appreciate that Peter Harper "provides excellent hands-on, pragmatic, commercial and strategic advice, drawing on his deep experience in merger cases." He has a range of experience advising on complex merger procedures before the CMA, including Phase I and II investigations.
Ros Kellaway advises on a broad range of competition issues including abuse of dominance investigations and matters relating to distribution networks. Clients note that "she is totally aligned with what we need as a business." She has further expertise assisting with joint ventures and complex merger filings.