UK Competition Law

The increasing globalisation of antitrust enforcement and highly regulated environments require a depth and breadth of competition and regulatory experience. Baker Botts’ London Antitrust Practice covers the full spectrum of antitrust and regulatory matters including merger control, cartel investigations, follow-on and stand-alone damages actions, market reviews, State aid, and competition law compliance to help you respond to changing commercial and strategic dynamics. Not just in the United Kingdom, across the world.

We are well placed to help you navigate the opportunities and challenges arising from an independent competition law framework in the UK following its departure from the European Union. We closely follow the latest legislative and regulatory changes and proposals arising under the new regime such as:

  • Increasing focus on the UK's merger control system
  • Potential for greater use of merger review powers on public interest and national security grounds
  • Eventual development of a domestic State aid system of notification and enforcement

We can support your engagement with the UK's Competition & Markets Authority as well as Ofgem, Ofcom and other concurrent regulators, as well as your overall antitrust compliance strategies by combining our UK experience with our European and international experience.

Our team is recognised as one of the world's leading competition law practices, repeatedly included among Global Competition Review's “Global Elite” listing of the 20 leading firms in the world and named as one of the Top 10 Competition Litigation firms globally. Our lawyers have won numerous accolades and are currently highly ranked in Global Competition Review 2019, Chambers Global 2019, Legal 500 EMEA 2018, and a host of other antitrust publications.

We are well known for our UK, EU and international casework and our thought leadership. Many of our lawyers take leading roles in the development of international best practices in competition law policy and enforcement as advisors to organizations such as the International Competition Network and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Most importantly, our collective experience allows us to deliver practical and effective solutions to the competition challenges faced by Global 1,000 companies. We make it our business to learn the challenges confronting our clients and find ways to help our clients with their business goals.

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