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Competition

Competition law sets the rules for the market economy. Like the markets it regulates, it is a truly global concern.

What we do

We provide cutting-edge competition advice with a genuine international reach. We are experts at working across borders, key industry sectors and all areas of the law, but we specialise in technically difficult areas where we can make a difference.

What we are known for

We are best known for advising on competition law in heavily regulated or publicly owned sectors of the economy, like healthcare, financial services and postal services. State aid issues recur frequently, given the public nature of many of the firm's clients.

Our advice tends to be behavioural, rather than transactional, with a particular emphasis on unilateral behaviour (dominance) and the interaction of competition law and economic regulation. Our team has a solid academic, economic and international background, which we use to advise our clients on some of the most challenging and difficult competition law issues they face.

Our services are particularly appreciated by those who are seeking high-quality EU/competition law advice that is also, at the same time, commercial and practicable. We can provide such advice through numerous years of specialisation in EU/competition law, many of which have been at an international level. 

Detailed elements of our services

We handle all aspects of competition law:

  • Cartels, compliance and cross-border competition clearance
  • Intellectual property
  • State aid
  • Mergers and acquisitions

We also provide expert advice on submitting competition complaints, technology transfer and franchising agreements, and the Block Exemption Regulations.

What our clients say

'DAC Beachcroft LLP provides a "can-do", "highly pragmatic" approach and "in-depth knowledge", with a focus on regulated or public sectors, including healthcare, financial services and postal services.' Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, EU and Competition

'The practice enjoys an extremely robust reputation for its capability in complex European competition law matters. "Complete mastery of the subject."' Chambers and Partners UK 2010 Edition

The book Competition Law and Financial Services by David Harrison has been endorsed as "outstanding" by Legal Counsel of the European Central Bank

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Our Lawyers - John Bramhall

John Bramhall

Partner London - Walbrook

John Bramhall has been involved in a wide range of international…

Our Lawyers - Anne Crofts

Anne Crofts

Partner London - Walbrook

Anne Crofts has over 20 years' experience advising on commercial issues…

Our Lawyers - Hamza Drabu

Hamza Drabu

Partner London - Walbrook

Hamza Drabu is a commercial lawyer who specialises in advising…

Our Lawyers - Campbell Dye

Campbell Dye

Partner London - Walbrook

Campbell Dye acts for a wide range of commercial clients including…

Our Lawyers - David Harrison

David Harrison

Legal Director London - Walbrook

David Harrison is an experienced EU/competition lawyer in our London…

Our Lawyers - Stephen Hocking

Stephen Hocking

Partner London - Walbrook

Stephen Hocking advises public sector and publicly funded bodies on public…

Our Lawyers - Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Legal Director London - Walbrook

Andrew Johnston provides advice on a wide range of commercial and…

Our Lawyers - Mary Mundy

Mary Mundy

Senior Associate Leeds

Mary Mundy is a commercial health lawyer in our Leeds office…

Our Lawyers - William Pinnock

William Pinnock

Senior Associate Manchester

William is an experienced corporate and commercial senior associate and…

Our Lawyers - Gary Rice

Gary Rice

Partner Dublin

Gary is an experienced regulatory, information and commercial law…

Our Lawyers - Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen

Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen

Consultant London - Walbrook

Alexandra has been advising on competition and state aid law questions for…

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