Regularly supports UK-headquartered companies throughout the course of CMA investigations into alleged cartel activities, with notable experience in cases that involve criminal investigations into company directors. Acts for important clients in the financial services and construction sectors. Broader competition practice encompasses the implementation of competition compliance systems and the notification of mergers to the CMA or the EC.
Clients note that the lawyers "obviously have a high degree of experience in the field, and despite being close to the top of the tree, they are very down to earth, pragmatic and easy to work with."
Others praise the team's "in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of cases and a genuine commercial pragmatism."
Advised the Post Office on merger control aspects related to its acquisition of Payzone Bill Payments.
Alan Davis often represents clients in merger clearance procedures, as well as advising on state aid and cartel defence files.