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Kirkland & Ellis

Competition Law

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What the team is known for

Acts for multinational corporate clients and private equity firms on merger control issues arising within the context of major transactions. Acts on deals that trigger filings with the EC, with national competition regulators in Europe and with other competition authorities globally. Also advises on market investigations and handles compliance topics.

Strengths

Clients applaud the "great service, delivered by an exceptionally talented team of very pleasant people."

Another says: "They offered great business advice, always with a lens to how we operate with simple ideas, demonstrating clear advice."

Work highlights

Assisted EQT Partners with the multinational merger clearance procedures emanating from the acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health.

Notable practitioners

Paula Riedel is "a real pleasure to work with," according to commentators, who highlight her impressive strength in merger control proceedings. She acts for an impressive array of multinational clients, with a focus on those from the private equity space.

Clients are impressed by Sally Evans 's "complete mastery of the process and ability to explain it." She advises clients from the private equity sector on merger clearance and CMA merger reviews.

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Overview

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.

Members

(Southwell) Evans, Sally

Gardner, Mark

Jordan, Sarah

Riedel, Paula

Robert-Smith, Mike

Southwell, Sally

Wilson, Thomas

Competition Law Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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Department location

30 St Mary Axe

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 8AF

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Competition Law


Paula Riedel
Band 2
Sally (Southwell) Evans
Up and Coming