Practical guidance with a focus on complex contentious
cases and in-depth sector experience
Olswang's Competition (Antitrust) team is one of the leading practices in Europe. We act for clients across a range of industries and advise on all aspects of EU and national competition/antitrust law, contentious and non-contentious.
We have a particularly strong focus on complex contentious cases before competition authorities and in the courts. We also have a wealth of experience in applying competition rules in the context of network industries such as telecommunications and IP-rich industries such as the life sciences and technology sectors.
Compliance with competition law is a key part of the modern commercial landscape. Understanding how these rules apply is essential in order to reduce the potentially serious risks associated with this area of law. Investigations, fines, unenforceable agreements and damages claims can follow any failure to comply with antitrust rules.
We provide clear and practical advice to enable our clients to identify and minimise risks from breaching competition law, which can include fines, private damages claims and criminal investigations. We also represent businesses that are the victims of anti-competitive agreements or abuse of market power.
The team's main areas of work include:
- assisting companies in relation to competition authority investigations.
- competition litigation.
- merger control advice at both EU and national levels.
- acting on abuse of dominance (monopolisation) issues.
- advising on commercial agreements and intellectual property licences.
- practical assistance in competition law compliance.
- advising on state aid law.