Competition and antitrust laws are constantly evolving – increasing in complexity (both at national and supranational levels) with private enforcement rising significantly in recent years. Similarly, regulation is ever-increasing and ever-more complex, whether adopted at the national, supranational or international level.
Our team is at the forefront of these developments, and ideally placed to navigate the legal challenges that arise in this constantly evolving area.
We advise clients in a wide range of industries across the full spectrum of competition, regulation and trade-related issues:
- Our competition law team has a distinguished track record of delivering results for clients in the most challenging cases, navigating EU and national competition laws across Europe and globally. We represent some of the largest companies on their most complex and high-profile transactions, cartels and non-cartel investigations, and disputes. Additionally, our team in Europe is ideally placed to help clients navigate the legal complexities of the evolving State aid and subsidy control landscape;
- Our regulatory law team has extensive experience in a diverse range of economic regulatory frameworks as well as expertise in the interface of regulatory practice and competition law, meaning we are well-placed to help clients who are subject to industry-specific regulation. Furthermore, our teams across Europe and Asia have increasingly been advising clients on how the changing landscape in foreign investment regulation globally may impact their businesses directly and indirectly; and,
- Our international trade and WTO law team have extensive experience advising both companies and sovereign governments on matters across the full spectrum of international trade law, including WTO law, trade policy, trade agreements, sanctions, etc. They specialise in highly technical and legally challenging EU trade, WTO and trade agreement work (see here for more info on our trade practice).
Furthermore, our in-depth knowledge of regulators, courts, policymakers and their workings from former secondees, officials and judges means we are well-equipped to deliver clear, pragmatic and bespoke advice to our clients, helping them to achieve their strategic objectives.
The global nature of many our clients’ businesses is complemented by our international footprint and cross-border capability. Across our global network, we can provide a comprehensive and integrated cross-border service to our local and international clients.
|COMPETITION NOTES BLOG|
In connection with its appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Google Search (Shopping) investigation
Advising a leading financial institution in connection with the high-profile investigation by the European Commission into suspected manipulation of foreign exchange (forex) rates
On the EU merger control aspects of its US$63 billion acquisition of Allergan
In successfully defending a landmark criminal cartel prosecution brought by the CDPP and ACCC which was ultimately abandoned in one of only a handful of criminal cartel prosecutions brought in Australia
CAPITAL & COUNTIES
On competition aspects of its £3.5 billion all share merger with Shaftesbury Plc including securing unconditional Phase I merger clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority
POWER CABLES CARTEL
Advising a Japanese electric and electronics equipment company in the administrative proceedings and subsequent appeals before the EU courts in the Power Cables cartel case
Global Elite – Ranked amongst the Top 25 competition practices globally
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Kyriakos is the managing partner of competition, regulation and trade as well as the Brussels office, and deals with all aspects of European Union and United Kingdom competition law. and deals with all aspects of European Union and United Kingdom competition law.