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).
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.
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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Allen & Overy helps the world’s leading businesses both maximise the opportunities that globalisation presents and meet the potential challenges. Combining global presence and perspective with local experience and expertise, the clients we serve and our track record on pivotal cases mark us out as one of the top antitrust and competition practices in the world. We are one of just a few firms that can offer truly global representation. Our team consists of more than 100 specialists across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, with deep–rooted expertise on all four continents. Our advice covers the full spectrum of antitrust and competition issues, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; abuse of dominance and monopolisation; antitrust litigation; cartels and criminal/civil investigations; antitrust aspects of business practices such as patent pools, licensing, exclusive dealing, refusals to deal and pricing; state aid; and antitrust compliance and counselling.
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
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.
Monckton Chambers is acknowledged as a pre-eminent set in all areas of competition law. Our members are recognised leaders in their field, who consistently appear in the leading competition cases in both the European and domestic courts. Members also act in competition law actions and inquiries in many countries around the world, including in Hong Kong. We act both as party representatives and as expert witnesses on UK and EU competition law. We also act in international competition law arbitrations and mediations. We offer specialists at every level of seniority, to suit every type of competition law case.
Members are recognised as market leaders in specialist advocacy, advisory and dispute-resolution services. We are renowned for our intellectual rigour, commercial focus and ability to get results.
We advise companies, policymakers, regulators and lawyers on any economic issue connected with competition, finance or regulation. We have been doing this for more than three decades, gathering deep and wide-ranging knowledge as we expand into new sectors. We have a reputation for credibility and integrity among those we advise, and among key decision-makers, such as policymakers, regulators and courts. Today we have offices in Oxford, Berlin, Brussels and London, and are able to advise our international clients in a highly flexible way, including providing advice in several languages.
Oxera’s Competition team provides comprehensive economic advice to clients across jurisdictions in all types of competition law matters, including merger control proceedings, market inquiries, investigations of agreements and abuse of dominance, state aid investigations, and commercial litigation and arbitration cases.
Our economists and academic associates are experts in competition economics, with an unrivalled track record of cases around the world. Just as importantly we communicate complex economic arguments in simple language. We have close relationships with all the major law firms in Europe and beyond, working closely with clients and their legal advisers at all stages of a case, from formulating arguments through to expert testimony in front of competition authorities and courts. The result is a reputation for credibility and integrity with policy-makers and regulators, which makes us persuasive and effective.
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.
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 and IFLR 1000. 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. It consists of skilled lawyers with extensive government experience. Fried Frank’s competition team regularly advises companies in the technology and data-driven industries, including media (Ascential Group, Emap), telecoms (Virgin Media, Liberty Global), technology (Google, Coriant), and financial services (Tradeweb, Credit Benchmark).
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