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What the team is known for Represents claimants and defendants in UK competition damages claims, having won notable instructions on behalf of participants in the air cargo cartel and purchasers of power cables. Experienced in Phase II CMA merger control investigations. Assists with market investigations and with targeted cartel investigations carried out by the CMA. Also handles regulatory and compliance topics for companies in heavily regulated sectors, as well as advising on the crossover between competition and intellectual property law.
Work highlights Represented World Sailing in FRAND litigation relating to the selection of sailing equipment for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Diarmuid Ryan is praised by clients for his "really practical approach." He advises on a host of competition matters with prominent experience acting on CMA market investigations in the digital and financial services sectors.
Martin Rees has a significant practice advising multinational clients on cartel damages claims and contested investigations. He represents clients in a range of major cases, including the air cargo and power cable cartel litigations.