We advise on all aspects of UK and EU competition law, including merger notifications, cartel immunity/leniency applications and damages actions. We represent clients before the Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission, and in litigation before the High Court, Competition Appeals Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the EU Courts. Our lawyers provide seamless service to clients across multiple jurisdictions along with lawyers in our Brussels and US offices.
As part of WilmerHale’s leading Antitrust and Competition Practice, we offer clients extensive experience and insight in dealing with competition agencies in the United States, Europe and around the world. We support clients working on deals, coordinating filings, navigating investigations and handling litigation with a UK component.
The UK team brings particular experience in handling a wide range of EU and UK competition law issues, including representing parties in mergers and cartel investigations, defending private actions for cartel damages, and advising on licensing and other vertical and horizontal agreements. Our clients range from software companies, hardware manufacturers, and oil and gas producers to companies appealing fines imposed by the European Commission, those seeking merger approval and trade associations.
Our lawyers are also ready to support clients worldwide as they prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020. WilmerHale’s Brexit Group advises clients on all legal aspects related to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, in particular on competition law, state aid, market access, energy, data protection, intellectual property and trade matters. For recent discussion of some of these issues, see “Brexit - Competition Law in the UK During the Transition Period and After.”