Competition & EU
Competition is critical to the success of all business organisations; a breach of competition law can critically threaten such success by undermining the effectiveness of commercial arrangements, by disabling the management team and by the levying of financial and criminal penalties. Competition law applies equally to commercial arrangements in all business organisations, regardless of size or complexity of the organisation and may be breached by operational staff at any level in the organisation.
Our Competition & EU law Team understands that your commercial objectives are paramount and our advice must help promote the achievement of your commercial aims. The Team’s extensive business and public sector experience and outstanding academic abilities ensure that these aims are met and you receive the highest quality legal advice.
Our Team benefits from the experience of specialists who work exclusively on competition and regulated procurement law matters. They have wide ranging experience in advising public and private sector, national and international clients on all areas of competition law, including designing and implementing competition compliance programmes, the commercial constraints affecting an undertaking dominant in a market, structuring acquisitions and joint ventures to comply with EC and UK merger control legislation, the use of State resources for public purposes without the grant of illegal State aid, unique experience in the use of the competitive dialogue procedure to procure landmark regeneration projects. We are experienced in supporting our clients on:
- Competition compliance programmes
- Competition litigation
- Compliance audits
- ‘Dawn raids’ support
- Effective commercial arrangements
- Leniency applications
- Market investigations
- Merger clearance
- Private enforcement
- Procurement procedures and law
- State aid
- Super complaints.
"The Walker Morris Competition Team has led us through the complexities of the field and provided timely and accurate advice throughout. They have interacted closely and well with our other experts and, as we are US-based, have made the necessary allowances to ensure that we have access to counsel at our convenience and in our time zone."