Competition is critical to the success of all business organisations. A breach of competition law can threaten such success by: damaging the company’s reputation; undermining the enforceability and effectiveness of commercial arrangements; disabling the management team via director disqualification orders and criminal penalties; and threatening the profitability of the company through the levying of financial penalties. Competition law applies to the commercial arrangements of 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 Team understands that your commercial objectives are paramount and our advice must help promote the achievement of your legitimate commercial aims. The Team’s extensive business and public sector experience ensure that these aims are met and you receive the highest quality legal advice.
Our Team benefits from the experience of specialists who work on competition law, subsidy control and/or regulated procurement matters. They have wide ranging experience in supporting public and private sector, national and international clients on:
- Abuse of dominance
- Anti-trust / cartel defence
- Commercial agreements
- Competition compliance programmes and audits
- Competition litigation (private enforcement)
- Competition law complaints
- ‘Dawn raid’ support
- Leniency applications
- Market investigations
- Merger clearance
- Procurement procedures and law
- Subsidy control
- 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."