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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

A client describes this as "an incredibly strong firm in the quality of its lawyers, being business-focused and problem-solving in approach."

Work highlights

Advised AbbVie on its USD63 billion acquisition of Allergan and related merger clearance proceedings.

Notable practitioners

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

Paula Riedel acts for an impressive array of multinational clients, with a focus on those from the private equity space.
"Paula is fantastic - she is proactive, determined and an extremely clear thinker who brings clarity to a complex area." "Paula is very experienced and is able to identify the key issues of a case almost immediately."

Sally Evans advises clients from the private equity sector on merger clearance and CMA merger reviews.
"Sally Evans is very approachable and knowledgeable. Her advice is pragmatic and commercial, which we value highly."

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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

Gardner, Mark

Jordan, Sarah

Riedel, Paula

Robert-Smith, Mike

Southwell, Sally

Wilson, Thomas

Competition Law

Kirkland & Ellis

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Location

30 St Mary Axe

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 8AF

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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.

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Competition Law


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