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Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded competition litigation practice that represents defendants both in cartel damages follow-on actions and in standalone claims. Advises on CJEU appeals of EC decisions and intervenes on behalf of major media companies in UK judicial review proceedings. Benefits from longstanding relationships with clients in the telecoms and aviation sectors, which often seek advice on the competition law aspects of commercial agreements or corporate transactions. Advises on price control reviews carried out by UK sector regulators. Demonstrates further experience in high-value mergers that are subject to public interest interventions from the UK government.

Strengths

"They are communicative and always take the time to get back to us," reports a client. "They have a broad scope of understanding across industries which enables them to connect things in a meaningful way."

"They're clearly leaders in the field," according to interviewees. "They're always very good at giving timely advice, and they're very firm in their advice, which is very helpful."

Work highlights

Assisted Uber with merger control aspects of its USD3.1 billion acquisition of Careem.

Notable practitioners

Kim Dietzel is heavily involved in market-leading litigation, representing clients in claims relating to the trucks cartel decision. She also advises on investigations by competition authorities, as well as market studies.
"She is incredibly knowledgeable about competition law and on top of the detail as well." "She is really good and clients like her."

Stephen Wisking has an impressive practice representing clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises on abuse of dominance investigations, market studies and cross-border M&A transactions."He is excellent on the litigation side." "Stephen Wisking is highly respected. He is incredibly calm and unflappable but equally very astute."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK

Competition Law


Stephen Wisking
Band 2

Competition Law: Litigation


Kim Dietzel
Band 1
Stephen Wisking
Band 2