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Travers Smith LLP

Competition/European Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 4UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Travers Smith LLP

Competition/European Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 4UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Handles a variety of competition law mandates. Acts for defendants in the smart card chips and vehicle shipping cartels and other major cartels on follow-on damages claims brought both in domestic courts and across continental Europe. Represents clients from the IT sector in merger control mandates that involve interaction either with the EC or with competition authorities in individual jurisdictions. Defends key financial services clients in behavioural investigations. Also assists companies with complaints against allegedly anti-competitive conduct by competitors.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm for its "extremely high quality," adding that "they have the ability to make themselves available and put together a large team."

Another says the team is "absolutely delightful to work with," praising its "high-quality advice and flexible and pragmatic approach."

Work highlights

Advised Wireless Group on a challenge to Ofcom regarding alleged anti-competitive behaviour on the part of the BBC regarding commentary rights for sports events.

Notable practitioners

Clients laud Caroline Edwards as an "exceptionally able and very smart lawyer who is able to deal very effectively with nuanced and difficult situations." She has a significant presence across a number of leading competition litigations, including smart chips, automotive bearings and the trucks cartel.

Nigel Seay receives plaudits from clients, who appreciate that "he is concise, clear, gives great insights and is responsive to our needs." He advises clients from a range of sectors on complex merger clearance procedures, as well as assisting with competition complaints and CMA investigations.

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UK

Competition Law


Nigel Seay
Band 3

Competition Law: Litigation


Caroline Edwards
Band 2