Members of Chambers have many years of experience in Competition law and advise widely across contentious and non-contentious competition matters.
On the contentious side, our advice has ranged from the handling of dawn raids, the interaction with the regulators, the conduct of follow-on litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal, to defending applications for injunctive relief in cases alleging abuse of dominance. We have appeared before the national courts, including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the courts of the European Union.
We have a high level of experience in advising in relation to follow-on proceedings in England and across Europe over the last decade.
On the non-contentious side, we have wide experience of commercial transactions and business development, including start-ups and the commercialization of goods and services. Our barristers provide support and assistance on structuring mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, cooperation and distribution agreements, licensing and networks. They deal with issues of competition / anti-trust law, market access, dominance and cartels, public procurement and state aid.
In respect of market regulation, advice can include commercial agency, consumer law, intellectual property, and EU internal market law. There are specific specialisations in the media, public contracts, pharma, energy, telecoms, transport, and financial services sectors. Support can consist of advice, drafting and advocacy before regulatory authorities.
Owing to our experience of participating in dawn raids, members of chambers are able to assist solicitors and companies with the management of dawn raids where, for whatever reason, insufficient staff are available on the day. This is of course subject to availability on very short notice.