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Competition law risk is increasingly a board level issue. All businesses need to focus on its impact on their activities.

Mergers require strategic thought up front, as to structuring and substantive competition risk. Pricing and distribution strategies need to be attuned to potential allegations of dominance. Cartel risk needs to be identified and assessed quickly, but accurately. Practical, and sometimes innovative, solutions need to be found in a fast-moving commercial context.

Our team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping to navigate these difficult paths so that clients can keep their focus on their business. We have in-depth knowledge of how the competition rules apply in practice across different markets. Our sector focus helps us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

We can help you devise your business strategies to address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities they offer. We also have hands-on experience of dealing with the competition authorities and courts, and we work with our CMS network of specialist competition lawyers across the EU and beyond. We're experienced in acting on high-profile competition and dawn raid investigations before the UK and EU competition authorities, and we also deal with sector regulators including ORR, Ofgem, and Ofcom. We regularly advise on day-to-day competition issues including commercial agreements and practices, compliance programmes and provide competition law training and audits.

The CMS Competition Practice Group has more than 150 competition lawyers, making it one of the largest competition teams within Europe. Our experts provide you with tailor-made advice on competition issues at both the European Union (EU) and national levels. The competition lawyers spread across the CMS offices are supported by the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels.

 
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Russell Hoare
Russell Hoare
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Russell has over ten years of experience in advising on merger control, behavioural cases, compliance, market investigations, abuse of dominance, competition law litigation, public procurement, state...
Jeremy Mash
Jeremy Mash
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jeremy Mash is a partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team in London. He has over twenty years of experience working on high value disputes, including domestic and cross-border litigation, international...
Tim Sales
Tim Sales
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tim Sales is a disputes partner, assisting businesses to navigate contentious scenarios with other businesses, Governments, regulators and public bodies, through both formal and informal dispute resolution...
Brian Sher
Brian Sher
Part­ner
Head of Competition and Trade
United Kingdom, London
Brian leads the Competition and Trade Team. He is an experienced and trusted competition law adviser, having practised exclusively in the field of EU, UK and international competition law and merger control...
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Jacqueline Vallat
Jacqueline Vallat
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jackie Vallat is a partner in the Competition & Trade Team in London and advises on a range of antitrust and merger control issues, including obtaining EU and UK merger control clearances, EU and UK investigations...
Graeme Young
Graeme Young
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Graeme Young is a partner advising on EU and UK competition law, public procurement and state aid. This includes advising on cartel and other competition investigations, compliance and dawn raids, supply...
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Jane Lin
Jane Lin
Dir­ect­or
United Kingdom, London
Jane Lin is a Director in CMS London and specialises in Commercial Litigation, Disputes and Regulatory.In London, Jane advises multinational companies on their investment in Asia, particularly in Japan...
Judith Aldersey - Williams
Judith Aldersey - Williams
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Judith Aldersey-Williams is Of Counsel in the CMS Energy & Climate Change Team, with over 25 years of experience in upstream oil and gas contracts and regulation. Based out of the Aberdeen office, she...
Kabir Garyali
Kabir Garyali
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Kabir is Of Counsel in the CMS Competition Team in London. He has practised in the field of EU and UK competition law and merger control for over 7 years.His experience includes conduct of merger control...
Siobhan Kahmann
Siobhan Kahmann
Of Coun­sel
Belgium, Brussels
Siobhan has practised EU and UK competition law for over ten years in Brussels and the UK, in addition to counselling clients on state-aid/subsidy, regulatory - including telco reg, policy and trade...