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Eversheds Sutherland

Competition Law

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What the team is known for

Well-respected practice with a strong focus on merger clearance matters and allegations of gun jumping. Assists clients with abuse of dominance regulations and distribution systems matters. Also advises on competition compliance, including acting on information exchange matters. Handles a number of cross-border merger control matters in collaboration with the firm's offices in other jurisdictions. A strong choice for clients in the utilities, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Strengths

A client appreciates that "communication between teams is really good, as well as the individual expertise of the competition lawyers," adding: "The other thing they do well is they are very quick to boil things down to what the actual issue is and are very quickly reactive when something is urgent."

A client asserts: "Our overall impression is they are experts in their field and have an excellent understanding of the UK market from an operational and regulatory perspective."

Another client comments: "Eversheds are friendly and offer advice and client service of a high quality," also noting the "good access to local counsel expertise in a wide range of jurisdictions."

Work highlights

Advised Our Future Health on a range of strategic competition law matters including its structure, its funding and how it will engage with industry and other participants.

Notable practitioners

Kate Newman has a broad practice, with experience advising on phase 1 and 2 merger clearance procedures at the CMA. She is head of the firm's EU, competition and trade team.
"She's been outstanding - she's been very responsive, is very easy to deal with and has a very pleasant interaction style. She's a very clear communicator and explains things clearly and succinctly." "Kate understands and partners with our business very well."

Nicola Holmes offers clients close to 20 years' experience handling a range of competition law advice, with particular experience in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.
"Nicola's extraordinary industry knowledge and ability to look at a complex competition matter with a commercial lens is what sets her apart. She is always ahead of the curve when it comes to regulatory trends, and her extensive experience shines though in all scenarios presented." "Nicola has an excellent understanding of our business that allows her to be very effective in terms of her advice."

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Competition Law

Eversheds Sutherland

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Location

Bridgewater Place

Water Lane

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS11 5DR

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Competition Law


Kate Newman
Band 2
Nicola Holmes
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