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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant

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What the team is known for

Established presence in contentious competition work with experience handling significant cartel damages claims. Attracts particular attention for work on behalf of major retailers seeking to benefit from EC decisions on interchange fees. Also assists clients from the technology and media industries.

Work highlights

Represented a number of claimants, including Ocado, Dixons Carphone and Marks & Spencer, in a class action damages claim following the EC's decision in the trucks cartel case.

Notable practitioners

Rob Murray is particularly active for clients from the retail industry on damages claims. He also represents media companies in damages claims following cartels in the electronics sector.

Sarah Houghton frequently acts for retailers and technology sector clients on cartel damages claims.

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Overview

Our competition practice advises claimants and defendants, individuals and institutions, on all aspects of competition law. We handle both Civil and Criminal investigations by the regulators and our low levels of conflict enable us to act for parties across all sectors. We are experts in managing investigations across a number of jurisdictions; choosing and dealing with overseas professionals on behalf of, and as the contact for, our clients.

Services

  • Competition claims: We treat a client's claim as an asset to be recovered. We use experienced economists, forensic accountants and financial analysts to investigate our client's claim and provide comprehensive risk assessments. Working together, we are able to help our clients secure packages that minimise their financial exposure.
  • Competition investigations: Our defence lawyers specialise in risk management,  advising businesses caught up in investigations into alleged competition law breaches, as well as individuals facing potential criminal sanctions or director disqualification.
  • Risk management: We are not solely a crisis team. We work with our corporate clients to devise pro-active risk management strategies and compliance procedures.
  • Mergers and markets: We work with our Corporate department to provide transactional competition law advice.

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant Department

Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Department location

Africa House

70 Kingsway

London

Greater London

UK

WC2B 6AH

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Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant


Sarah Houghton
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