Defending a company in the freight forwarding sector in multiple cartel investigations before the European Commission and other international competition authorities, including making successful leniency applications.
Advised clients at various stages of antitrust investigations, including discovery of an infringement, conducting internal investigations, the leniency process, cooperation with competition authorities, and the potential application of criminal sanctions, including extradition from the UK to foreign jurisdictions, involving principles of 'dual criminality.
Advising one of the largest US industrial groups on its acquisition of a French competitor's power and energy business, successfully obtaining clearances in multiple jurisdictions across the world.
Advising several incumbent and prospective UK rail franchise operators on the merger control and competition aspects arising in relation to bids and awards of UK rail franchises, direct awards and concessions, including dealings with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.
Advising Vistra Group on its acquisition of the Jordans Group from The West of England Trust Limited, including obtaining Phase I clearance from the Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition. The Vistra Group is one of the world's leading corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary and fund administration services. The Jordans Group is a leading provider of UK formation services, corporate and commercial legal expertise and compliance services.
Advising Acadia Healthcare on the acquisition of Priory Group, a leading provider of behavioural healthcare facilities in the United Kingdom, including carrying out an initial assessment of the potential competition law issues arising out of the transaction.
Advising clients on a host of antitrust issues in commercial agreements.
Advising on the UK Competition Commission's private healthcare market investigation.
Developing and rolling out tailored competition compliance policies and guidelines for companies in various sectors.