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Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

According to a client, "they are responsive on the issues that matter most for us. They think proactively and creatively."

Work highlights

Assisted HSBC with defending allegations in the European Commission’s investigation of manipulations of the Euro inter-bank offer rate.

Notable practitioners

Ian Giles 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.
"He is hugely experienced and great for strategic advice."

Peter Scott 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.

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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


Ian Giles
Band 4
Peter Scott
Band 5

Competition Law: Litigation


Mark Simpson
Band 3
Peter Scott
Band 2