Advises clients in the telecoms, financial services and transport sectors on market studies and investigations carried out by UK sector regulators. Assists with merger control notifications either to the EC or to national competition authorities within the context of transactions carried out by investment funds or corporate clients. Demonstrates wider capabilities ranging from the defence of competition damages litigation through to the coordination of competition compliance audits for companies with operations across multiple jurisdictions.
The team is praised for being "incredibly responsive and strategic" and having "strong attention to detail."
Sources describe the lawyers as "very easy to work with and very responsive, providing good, timely, topical advice."
Acted for BlackRock on the merger clearance of its acquisition of eFront.
Clients appreciate that Charles Bankes is "able to walk us through different angles and explain things clearly." He focuses on advising clients on investigations by the CMA, with prominent work in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.