The law offers important protections from anti-competitive behaviour.
These include not only the right to file complaints with regulators, but also the ability to seek direct relief from the Courts.
We can work with you in order to ensure that your company is fully compliant and avoids sanction.
We advise on all areas of EU and UK competition law, including:
- cartels and investigations;
- abuse of dominant position;
- merger control and joint ventures;
- market studies and investigations;
- competition litigation and private damages actions;
- appeals against decisions by the competition authorities and other regulators;
- commercial agreements and collaborations;
- competition and intellectual property issues;
- competition compliance programs;
- dawn raids; and
- State Aid.
Public procurement law
Public procurement law requires purchases of works, supplies and services of a significant value by public bodies and utilities companies to be put out to a fair and transparent competitive tender.
We can assist you in achieving your buying objectives quickly, easily and without challenge. We frequently challenge flawed tendering processes on behalf of suppliers, overturning defective award and exclusion decisions.
We advise on the EU Public Sector and Utilities Directives and also on tenders governed by specialist procurement rules, such as the EU Finance Regulation and Implementing Rules (including European aid projects).
Trade, customs, sanctions and other EU law areas
We can advise you on how to comply with and solve problems presented by other EU law and regulations such as:
- rules on trade between member states and on imports from outside of the EU;
- EU sanctions and restrictive measures; and
- customs regulations, and rules on free movement of goods, services, people and capital around the EU.
These issues can arise, for example, when launching new products or entering the market in other EU member states.
Public Company Update - May 2021
Read the May 2021 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Paul Henty writes for New Law Journal on the often-painful experience of tackling rules of origin post-Brexit
Defining provenance post-Brexit: Paul Henty charts the often-painful experience of tackling rules of origin.
Client alert: Construction under competition law spotlight
We outline the three investigations which have either recently concluded or are ongoing together with what this means for businesses.
Focus Antitrust - 27 January 2021
The latest edition of our Focus Antitrust update.
The latest edition of our regular competition law update
Brexit Deal: A Checklist for Cross-Border Civil Litigation
After four years of negotiations, the UK and the EU signed the long awaited Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Focus Antitrust - 13 January 2021
The latest edition of our weekly competition law update
Focus Antitrust - 6 January 2021
The latest edition in our regular Competition law update
Focus Antitrust - 16 December
The latest edition of our competition law weekly update.
UK Government to introduce new national security review regime
The UK Government has announced the introduction of new powers to review investments on national security grounds.
Data Protection post Brexit
In the lead up to the UK's exit from the European Union, what data protection risks should your business be thinking about?
Focus Antitrust - 9 December 2020
The latest edition of our weekly competition law update.
Focus Antitrust - 2 December
The latest in our series of competition law updates.
Working abroad: unintended consequences
Discovering the implications of working abroad in relation to employment, tax, financial regulations and immigration,
Labour compliance without tears: Modern slavery, Boohoo and the construction industry
How to take proactive steps to prevent modern slavery?
SCHREMS II judgment: privacy shield invalidated and SCCs scrutinised
In a surprising and arguably bold judgment, the CJEU have invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Shield mechanism.
Brexit and Coronavirus: Where do we stand now?
The UK must decide by the end of June whether or not to extend the current transition period and what scenarios to consider.
Focus Antitrust - 13 May 2020
The latest edition of our regular Focus Antitrust update.
Co-operation beyond Covid: EU Commission review of Horizontal Co-operation Framework
This note reports on some of the highlights of the Commission's feedback, which will help inform its ultimate decision.
Co-operation and competition in a crisis: EU Temporary Framework on Competition Law and Coronavirus
The EU Commission issued its temporary guidelines on the application of competition law to business co-operation during Coronavirus.