Merger Control

  • Advising on complex merger investigations (including European Commission Phase I and II investigations, remedy negotiations, etc.), such as the EMI/Universal, EMI/Sony and Holcim/Lafarge transactions. Advising on numerous multi-jurisdictional merger filings

Cartel/Global Investigations

  • Advising on the overall coordination of global cartel investigations (including a recent investigation involving around 20 jurisdictions spanning Europe, North America, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region)
  • Advising on all stages of cartel investigations by authorities within and outside the EU (including dawn raid assistance, immunity/leniency applications, responding to authority information requests, analysing and replying to statements of objections, preparing for and presenting at oral hearings, engaging in settlement negotiations in the EU, US and other jurisdictions, etc.)
  • Advising on the defence strategy of individuals under (criminal) investigation by competition authorities and coordinating with their personal legal counsel
  • Working on all aspects of cartel related internal investigations and due diligence (including managing document collection and review exercises, preparing and conducting interview rounds, conducting surprise audits at clients’ premises, etc)

Advisory

  • Advising on non-full function joint ventures and other forms of horizontal cooperation (e.g., joint selling/marketing)
  • Advising on information exchange arrangements (e.g., in the context of trade associations)
  • Advising companies in relation to a range of abuse of dominance claims

Litigation

  • Coordinating the global defence strategy against cartel damage claims in multiple jurisdictions, including US class actions
  • Advising on strategy for applications to the General Court and conducting the litigation, most recently in cases T-265/12 Schenker v. Commission and T-267/12 Deutsche Bahn v. Commission