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Travers Smith LLP

Competition/European Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 4UKGlobal 2022 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 report: "Their approach feels modern and up-to-speed with what clients want and, more importantly, they provide practical advice you can use."

Another adds: "The firm has the resources to bring the necessary expertise to a case regardless of the type of issue or size. The lawyers involved operate as a well-integrated team, which is a big plus."

Work highlights

Acted for Breedon Group on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Cemex UK.

Notable practitioners

Caroline Edwards has a significant presence across a number of leading competition litigations, including smart chips, automotive bearings and the trucks cartel.
"She is a good and sensible lawyer who has good judgement and is also meticulous and clever."

Nigel Seay advises clients from a range of sectors on complex merger clearance procedures, as well as assisting with competition complaints and CMA investigations."He is a very experienced competition lawyer. He is a deep thinker and strategic on the case."

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UK

Competition Law


Nigel Seay
Band 3

Competition Law: Litigation


Caroline Edwards
Band 2