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UK 2023
London (Firms) Competition Law
4
Band 4

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland’s global Antitrust and Competition team advises across the full spectrum of antitrust requirements, from wide-scale multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and litigation, to specific antitrust queries such as distribution and resale structures, pricing and behavioural conduct, competitor cooperation agreements and State aid. Our varied and busy merger control practice advises on complex and novel cases involving fix-it-first solutions and carve out divestment packages, managing the process smoothly and anticipating issues. Covering all sectors, geographies and complexities, we provide a seamless, first-class service to our clients.

Chambers Review

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Competition Law - London (Firms)
4
Band 4
What the team is known for

Kirkland & Ellis represents multinational corporate clients and private equity firms in merger control and foreign investment issues arising within the context of major transactions. The team acts on deals that trigger filings with the EC, with national competition regulators in Europe and with other competition authorities globally. It also advises on market investigations and handles compliance topics.

Work Highlights

Provided by Kirkland & Ellis
  • Assisted Noble Corporation with the antitrust and foreign investment aspects of its USD3.4 billion acquisition of Maersk Drilling.

Notable Practitioners

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Michael Engel
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Michael Engel
U
Up and Coming

Michael Engel advises clients across the full range of competition law mandates including significant merger control, foreign investment and state aid work.

"Michael combines a highly astute legal mind with a formidable eye for strategy. He has excellent judgement and strategic thinking and always provides pragmatic advice."

"He is customer-friendly, has clear communication and is knowledgeable in his field."

Sally Evans
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Sally Evans
U
Up and Coming

Sally Evans advises clients from the private equity sector on merger clearance and CMA merger reviews. She is equally well placed to assist with contentious antitrust issues.

"She works through complex issues in a clear and methodical way, spotting possible issues at the very beginning and preparing a well-thought strategy to address them."

"Sally is dynamic, commercial and detail-oriented. She is very client-focused and extremely attentive to her clients' needs."

Paula Riedel
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Paula Riedel
2
Band 2

Paula Riedel acts for an impressive array of multinational clients, with a focus on those from the private equity space. Her work includes advising on merger clearance, foreign investment filings and CMA investigations.

"A strategic adviser who is making complex legal situations comprehensive for customers."

"She is amazing at strategy, knowing how to present arguments and which ones to present. She is just excellent."

Alasdair Balfour
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Alasdair Balfour
2
Band 2

Alasdair Balfour advises on multi-jurisdictional merger filings in an array of sectors, such as financial services and retail. He also assists clients as interested parties in CMA investigations into transactions.

"Alasdair Balfour is very proactive, keeps me up to date and is very knowledgeable about the variety of different regimes in the UK and EU."

Ranked Lawyers at
Kirkland & Ellis

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London (Firms)

Competition Law

Alasdair Balfour
2
Alasdair Balfour
2
Band 2
Paula Riedel
2
Paula Riedel
2
Band 2
Michael Engel
U
Michael Engel
U
Up and Coming
Sally Evans
U
Sally Evans
U
Up and Coming

Members

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Mark Gardner

Matthew Sinclair-Thomson

Philipp Gnatzy

Thomas Wilson