Competition, Procurement and State Aid

"The team features members with specialist practices in professional negligence, competition law, and credit hire litigation."

Chambers and Partners 2020

We cover the full spectrum of EU and UK competition law including merger control, antitrust litigation, cartels and investigations, state aid, compliance and other behavioural advice.

We have dedicated competition and EU law expertise, led by specialist David Went, covering all litigation and advisory aspects of competition and EU law including:

  • Abuse of dominance
  • Cartels
  • Commercial practices
  • Compliance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public procurement
  • Related areas of EU, public, and regulatory law
  • State Aid

Our expertise spans a broad range of industries including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, financial services, FMCG, high-tech, insurance, IT/internet, life sciences, manufacturing, media, mining, publishing, shipping, sports, telecoms, and utilities.

David Went is recognised as one of the UK’s leading competition lawyers worldwide under 45 years old (and among only a select number of barristers) in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017.  He was previously named in Global Competition Review’s list of the leading 40 competition law specialists under 40 years’ old worldwide in 2012. David also features prominently in the leading legal directories, including Chambers & Partners UK, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.

A team of barristers are currently acting on behalf of the Road Haulage Association in a £1 billion collective action against multiple European truck manufacturers found guilty of illegal price fixing.

The Team