Acts for a strong client base of financial services sector companies on CMA or EC behavioural investigations, including those that follow the trend of increasing activity by the FCA in the enforcement of competition law principles. Handles cartel damages claims for both claimants and defendants. Showcases ability to coordinate merger control filings on a global scale through recent work highlights in the notification of aviation or energy sector joint ventures. Demonstrates further experience in Phase II merger investigations carried out by the CMA.
Sources say the firm is "really strong in litigation" and "very good to work with."
Represented PayPal in the Phase II clearance of its acquisition of iZettle.
Ian Giles is described by clients as "a great lawyer, someone who's very responsive, practical and thoughtful. He's very focused on trying to find solutions." He advises on the competition aspects of mergers and joint ventures, as well as assisting with distribution network matters.
Mark Simpson primarily represents clients in contentious competition matters, including follow-on damages claims and regulatory challenges. He further advises on competition investigations in the financial services and utilities sectors. Clients say that he has "earned our respect for his pragmatic advice, while strongly advocating our position."
Peter Scott is an "impressive and measured" lawyer, according to market commentators. He has a wide-reaching practice, representing clients in market investigations in the auditing and financial services industries, as well as defending clients in standalone competition damages litigation.