EU and Competition

When it comes to navigating the complex and fast moving area of national, EU and global competition and regulatory regimes, you need a tried, tested and trusted legal team on your side.

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Our EU & Competition lawyers act for business and public sector clients across the full range of competition and regulatory issues. We represent clients involved in competition investigations and litigation, handle merger control proceedings, and advise on how to structure agreements and commercial strategies to comply with the rules.

Going beyond pure competition matters, our practice encompasses public grants, European funding, EU procurement rules and international trade defence measures. We provide everything from guidance to strategic advice and practical solutions in order to secure opportunities, minimise risk and avoid undue delays, but equally to secure legal certainty.

Our aim is always to understand your business needs so that our talented, international team of legal experts can recommend a decisive, sustainable approach. Our specialists have long experience in dealing with the European Commission and national competition authorities such as the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the Bundeskartellamt, as well as actions in national and European courts. 

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Some of our experts

Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Public Sector group.

Howard Cartlidge

Head of EU/Competition (London)

I advise on all aspects of EU and UK competition law. I help businesses to deal with the legal and policy aspects of regulatory disputes and investigations.

Brona Heenan


I am a highly experienced EU competition and procurement lawyer with extensive experience in representing leading US, Japanese and European clients across a broad range of industries, including media, telecommunications, energy and biotechnology.

Dr. Daisy Walzel, LL.M. (oec)

Partner - Head of Competition (Germany)

I advise on all aspects of German and EU competition law, specialising in merger control, competition law compliance and provide advice on competitor co-operations and cartel proceedings.

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