Akin Gump’s EU/UK competition law practice advises on complex mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures; technology transfer and IP licensing; cartels and behavioral matters; investigations by government agencies and regulators; competition law damages claims and disputes; and state aid/restructuring. Our practice is recognized by 2017 Chambers Europe and Legal 500 UK, with clients’ feedback noting that the head of the firm’s EU/UK Competition practice is a “highly regarded antitrust expert” who is praised for her “in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape in markets” and “multi-jurisdictional knowledge.”
Our clients include multinationals, telecommunications and energy utilities, corporates, hedge fund managers, private equity houses and investment banks active globally. We advise clients before the European Commission and other EU institutions, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) and the Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as litigating before the European and UK courts. We provide strategic, regulatory advice across a wide number of industries, including, inter alia, communications/telecoms, financial services, energy, technology and environmental. Our UK practice expands our antitrust and unfair competition group in the United States to a broader base of EU clients.