We advise on the defense of competition, covering matters such as merger control, state aid proceedings, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance and vertical agreements. We also advise on wider EU law issues, including trade, anti-dumping and public procurement, as well as on infringement proceedings and appeals before national and EU courts and authorities.
We regularly advise major companies in a wide range of sectors, including the energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, food, consumer and retail sectors. Our team has significant experience in authorization and clearance procedures with competent authorities in M&A transactions, in investigations by the National Markets and Competition Commission and in complex proceedings in EU courts.
We are well established in Brussels since opening an office there in 1986, which gives us an excellent platform for interacting directly with EU institutions. We also have strong teams in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, and through our network of offices on the Iberian Peninsula, we can assist our clients quickly and at any location in dawn raids.
The team’s expertise spans high-profile merger control cases at both the national and EU level, as well as cartel investigations and litigation.Legal 500, 2023