Provided by Slaughter and May
Many of the world’s leading companies turn to us for competition advice on their day-to-day operations as well as business critical projects and investigations. Our clients look to us to deliver outcome-focused advice with pragmatic commercial acumen.
We have a market leading practice in respect of merger control, antitrust (including cartels), sectoral regulation, competition litigation and State aid. That means we can put together a team best suited to work on any competition matter our clients face. We understand the objectives and priorities of the regulators, which enables us to achieve successful results.
We have been consistently ranked among the elite by the legal directories, with individual partners singled out as leaders in their field.
We have offices with market leading expertise in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing. We have 70 competition specialists spread across our international offices meaning we can handle even the largest and most complex projects.
We advise our clients worldwide. We have close ties with the competition practices of leading law firms across the globe. Our lawyers work with these local experts as a single team.
We focus on effective project and team management at every stage of a project. We also have cutting edge technology which we use on our projects to provide efficient use of resources and ways of working.
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.
"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."
Successfully represented Calder in defence of the CMA's investigation into an alleged cartel in the roofing materials sector.
Esteemed partner Philippe Chappatte takes responsibility for a vast array of cases, including substantial international merger filings.
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.
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."
Elizabeth Jordan handles competition litigation on behalf of a series of prominent corporates and financial institutions.
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."
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.
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."
William Turtle has a broad competition practice spanning competition litigation and merger control work among other areas.
"He is an incredibly responsive, solution-focused, pragmatic and client-friendly lawyer."