EU Law and Competition

Competition policy is central to an increasingly global market place. Its impact goes to the very heart of the way industries are structured and how they operate.

Related developments, notably the regulatory environment created by the liberalisation of a number of major industry sectors across Europe, are reinforcing its importance.

The firm advises clients regarding the rapidly evolving areas of European Union (EU) law, including a full range of competition issues (e.g., merger control and Articles 101/102 of the TFEU, formerly Articles 81/82 of the TEC).

In addition to competition law advice, we also advise clients on other areas of European Union (EU) law such as free movement of persons, services and capital, anti-dumping, intellectual property, and harmonisation of laws.

Many of the most challenging competition law issues lie at the interface with Intellectual Property law, and we have been actively involved in distribution and licensing plans in this area.