For more than 60 years, Baker McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organisations. With the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 12,000 people in 77 offices worldwide, the firm has the fluency to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. Baker McKenzie lawyers and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries and are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions. The Firm has offices in 77 locations worldwide, including in 37 of the world’s 50 largest economies.
The Firm has a 300-strong Global and Antitrust and Competition practice; the largest in the world, spanning 47 countries. We remain at the forefront of new cutting edge developments and are increasingly the first point of call for clients who are required to respond to new investigations by the authorities. We regularly handle cross-border and international competition mandates as well as both transactional and litigious matters within the UK and EU.
Guided by nearly three decades of experience, our award-winning team is ranked in the “Top Five Global Elite” by the Global Competition Review. We have strength not just in Europe and the US, but in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Many of our practitioners are former antitrust enforcers and competition and regulatory body members, providing informed insight on how to best interact with regulators to resolve cases quickly.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices and a global perspective. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. Approximately 650 lawyers work in nine offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world.
The firm’s culture fosters a collaborative approach across disciplines and regions, and, as a result, clients benefit from the dedication, cohesiveness and superior quality that we bring to all of our work worldwide.
Debevoise’s Antitrust & Competition practice in Europe works as part of the firm’s global Antitrust Group, offering advice on all aspects of competition and antitrust matters. The European team specializes in securing regulatory clearances for complex international mergers and acquisitions before the European Commission and national competition authorities, both across Europe and worldwide.
On the contentious side, our team has broad experience advising on behavioural matters including EU and national investigations of alleged abuses of dominance, as well as cartel and other antitrust investigations (e.g. sectoral inquiries/market investigations).
Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex disputes and regulatory investigations. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent academics and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC.
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm’s approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.
Fried Frank has one of the leading global antitrust practices, representing a wide range of major corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions in complex high-profile M&A transactions and joint ventures. The London-based team, led by Dr. Tobias Caspary, has been recognised as an “exemplary practice” with “absolute subject matter expertise” and “responsive practical advice” (Legal 500 UK 2017). The team and its practitioners are consistently ranked in further legal guides such as Chambers. It advises on all aspects of EU, UK and German competition law, including merger control, cartels, dominance and behavioural rules, as well as compliance. The team has been retained for some of the most complex global mergers, including Phase II cases.
Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Dusseldorf, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and human rights matters, often with an international dimension. Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure. Hausfeld is the only claimant firm to be ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and landmark settlements, please visit: www.hausfeld.com
BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. With a fee income of $8.1 billion in 2017, the firm has representation across 162 countries with over 73,000 people working out of over 1,500 offices worldwide.
The Forensic Services team at BDO is one of the most successful, experienced and innovative investigations and disputes advisory practices worldwide, commensurate with BDO being one of the largest global accountancy firms. It provides expertise and advice to a wide range of clients, from companies to professional services firms, regulators to governments and charities. Specialists from the BDO Forensic Services team have worked on some of the largest and highest profile matters around the world. It has a reputation for delivering exceptional client service. The UK team of 9 partners and over 100 staff boasts leading experts and investigators who provide clients with specialist assistance in litigation and arbitration matters, financial investigations, contentious insolvency and forensic technology.
Economic Insight is an award-winning economics consultancy that provides an unrivalled level of client service.
We specialise in competition and regulatory economics and have helped major private and public sector organisations in the UK and internationally from all sectors, including:
- Retail and Consumer Services;
- Transport; and
Our recent work includes advising claimants affected by the European truck and air cargo cartels, as well as the first ‘fast track’ case at the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal.
We are proud to be recognised by our peers and clients in several industry publications and rankings.
Stewarts is a law firm like no other. Specialising in high-value and complex disputes, our track record of success for our clients has helped us become the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm.
Clients choose Stewarts for our legal excellence, our specialist expertise and our pioneering approach to complex litigation. Our focus is always on success: achieving the best results for our clients around the world.
Stewarts is the UK’s largest litigation-only law firm with more than 340 staff, including over 50 partners. We act for corporate and individual clients in high-value and complex disputes.
Each of our departments has an international reputation for excellence and enjoys a reputation for innovative and groundbreaking litigation.
Our lawyers have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements enabling our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.
Many of the disputes in which we act have an international element. To enable our clients to take a global approach to litigation we have strategic partnerships in place with law firms around the world.
We strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes not just our cutting-edge approach to litigation, it extends to our responsibilities as an employer and to the wider community.
20 Essex Street is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers that specialises in providing advocacy and expert legal advice to domestic and overseas clients in complex international commercial and financial services litigation, international arbitration and public and private international law disputes. Members are acknowledged experts in the fields of: arbitration; banking and financial services; civil fraud; competition; energy and natural resources; EU law and Brexit; insolvency, international trade, insurance and reinsurance, offshore; public and private international law; shipping and trade regulation. 20 Essex Street is a progressive set with a dynamic client-centric clerking team focusing on understanding clients’ commercial priorities and providing a high-quality service. The set’s premises in London are conveniently located for the Royal Courts of Justice and leading arbitration centres. 20 Essex Street also has a fully staffed office at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.
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