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Competition compliance

The level of competition law scrutiny around the world has continued to increase with the development of an international network of national competition authorities. We understand how important it is for you to avoid the severe penalties, not to mention the adverse publicity and reputational risk, which attend infringement of antitrust rules in many jurisdictions.

Our London competition team forms an integral part of our global competition group and includes a dedicated cartel investigations group, assembling skills from numerous practice areas. Major companies and financial institutions seek our advice on competition compliance across our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

When competition authorities become involved we can navigate you through investigations, dawn raids and proceedings, and explain the benefits of leniency and immunity programmes in cartel investigations.

Our track record is hugely successful; we frequently manage to get high-profile cartel cases closed without any recourse to sanctions. We have also appealed against adverse decisions by various competition authorities throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

Our areas of work include

  • competition compliance programmes
  • competition audits
  • complaints to the competition authorities
  • internal amnesty and whistleblowing programmes.