Our lawyers support clients with the important and complex area of competition law, combining our practical experience and regulatory insight with clients' understanding of their own markets to ensure compliance, secure clearances, address rule breaches and resolve disputes. We work collaboratively with our clients to help them comply with competition law in ways that focus on and facilitate their commercial aims.   

We advise on EU and UK competition law in areas including cartels and other potentially anti-competitive arrangements, the abuse of dominant market positions, cartel damages actions and market investigations. We have an excellent track record of obtaining deal-critical merger clearances for M&A projects, and have been helping clients navigate the new UK investment screening regime introduced by the National Security and Investment Act 2021. We are also experienced in handling business critical matters such as dawn raids and internal investigations.

We support both public and private sector clients with procurement and State aid / subsidy control matters, in contentious and non-contentious situations.

Dawn raid hotline

If you are facing a dawn raid and require immediate assistance, contact us on our dedicated dawn raid hotline: +44 (0)131 656 3796

Brodies has an excellent ability to handle complex, sophisticated and niche issues quickly and to really engage with the underlying issues before applying and advising on the relevant issues as they relate to the real commercial world and challenges that our business operates in.

Chambers UK 2024
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Competition & Antitrust key highlights

  • 100+ lawyers trained in responding to dawn raids.
  • Member of the Scottish Competition Forum.
  • Secured merger clearance for Abellio's takeovers of the Scotrail and East Midlands rail franchises.
  • Ranked Tier 1 for EU & Competition by Legal 500, with Charles Livingstone and Christine O'Neill ranked as Leading Individuals.
  • Developed competition compliance and dawn raid response policies for major clients in multiple sectors across the UK.
  • Acting for a major truck manufacturer in the first follow-on cartel damages claims brought in Scotland's Court of Session.

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We immerse ourselves in our clients' sectors so that we can deliver enhanced legal services and expertise. Read our Competition & Antitrust case studies to find out more. 

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