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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Going beyond pure competition matters, encompassing public grants, European funding, EU procurement rules and international trade defence measures our EU/Competition specialists provide everything from guidance to strategic advice and practical solutions, to securing clearances and defending regulator investigations. We want to secure opportunities, minimise risk and avoid undue delays, but equally to secure legal certainty where appropriate and important to do so. 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 experience in advising national and international corporates as well as public bodies, is supported by many legal specialists with long experience in Brussels, as well as working with the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission, European Courts and other national competition authorities.

Our services include:

  • Competition investigations
  • Competition litigation
  • Merger control
  • Competition law & commercial agreements
  • Competition law & IP licensing
  • Regulated industries
  • Public procurement
  • State aid


How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of products and sector expertise.

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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