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The Regions Competition Law
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Our Competition & EU law Team understands that your commercial objectives are paramount and our advice must help promote the achievement of your commercial aims. The Team’s extensive business and public sector experience and outstanding academic abilities ensure that these aims are met and you receive the highest quality legal advice.

Our Team benefits from the experience of specialists who work exclusively on competition and regulated procurement law matters. They have wide ranging experience in advising public and private sector, national and international clients on all areas of competition law, including designing and implementing competition compliance programmes, the commercial constraints affecting an undertaking dominant in a market, structuring acquisitions and joint ventures to comply with EC and UK merger control legislation, the use of State resources for public purposes without the grant of illegal State aid, unique experience in the use of the competitive dialogue procedure to procure landmark regeneration projects. We are experienced in supporting our clients on:

  • Challenges
  • Competition compliance programmes
  • Competition litigation
  • Compliance audits
  • ‘Dawn raids’ support
  • Effective commercial arrangements
  • Leniency applications
  • Market investigations
  • Merger clearance
  • Private enforcement
  • Procurement procedures and law
  • State aid
  • Super complaints.

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What the team is known for

Represents clients in cartel follow-on damages litigation and CMA market investigations. Assists clients with merger control issues, as well as distribution agreements and selective distribution queries. Particularly active on compliance matters, including advice on abuse of dominance regulations and cartel issues, as well as state aid compliance. Popular with clients from the food and beverage sector.

Strengths

A client reports that the team has "gone above and beyond in getting things done promptly and keeping us updated as to progress," noting that it offers "excellent communication and excellent litigation analysis."

Work highlights

Advised Arla Foods on its multimillion-pound claim for follow-on damages against the EC truck cartel.

Notable practitioners

Trudy Feaster-Gee has a prominent practice advising clients on cross-border merger filings and cartel damages claims.
"She's marvellous, knows her stuff inside and out and is a delight. She really teases out the issues and identifies the risk and gives commercial advice." "She is very dedicated to her client and other stakeholders, as well as an excellent communicator who is very flexible regarding international time zones."

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