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Slaughter and May

Competition Law

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What the team is known for

Widely recognised as a leading competition practice for complex UK and EU law matters. Offers exceptional merger control capabilities, often leading EC merger filings through teams spread across London and Brussels and coordinating wider global regulatory approvals with counsel based in relevant jurisdictions. Defends favourable EC merger control decisions against appeals brought to the CJEU by competitors. Handles behavioural investigations for major clients, with further notable experience acting on abuse of dominance investigations and standalone claims brought in the UK courts. Has a superb caseload of follow-on damages proceedings, defending claims filed against various international clients. Also maintains a strong state aid practice.

Strengths

"They command a room and have a calm authority that comes from having done it all before," according to impressed clients.

A source reports: "We found the Slaughter and May team to be incredibly responsive and able to provide us with incisive and clear advice – a really slick and professional service of the very highest calibre."

Work highlights

Successfully represented Calder in defence of the CMA's investigation into an alleged cartel in the roofing materials sector.

Notable practitioners

Bertrand Louveaux co-chairs the firm's competition group and provides clients with expertise and experience in significant litigation, investigations and merger control matters.
"He's a star. He gives very pragmatic, reasonable and commercial advice. A real class act."

Camilla Sanger represents key clients in sophisticated multi-jurisdictional disputes. She handles a range of antitrust cases including follow-on damages claims.
"Really clever with really good litigation sense. She is very organised and a complete pleasure to work with." "She is a good technical lawyer who is personable and easy to approach. She can explain things clearly."

Claire Jeffs offers clients market-leading expertise in complex global merger filings. She also advises on regulatory investigations for household-name clients across the tech, telecoms and transport sectors.

Elizabeth Jordan handles competition litigation on behalf of a series of prominent corporates and financial institutions.

Isabel Taylor assists clients with a wide range of competition mandates, including market investigations and state aid.
"Isabel is a pleasure to work with. She is solution-focused and you go to her with any problem. She will try to work out a solution with you."

Esteemed partner Philippe Chappatte takes responsibility for a vast array of cases, including substantial international merger filings.

Richard Swallow advises on a range of competition litigation cases, with a prominent role representing clients in defence of regulatory investigations and follow-on damages claims.

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Competition Law

Slaughter and May

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Location

One Bunhill Row

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 8YY

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

UK

Competition Law


Bertrand Louveaux
Band 1
Claire Jeffs
Band 1
Isabel Taylor
Band 3
Philippe Chappatte
Eminent Practitioners

Competition Law: Litigation


Camilla Sanger
Band 3
Elizabeth Jordan
Band 3

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