Competition enforcement both through competition authorities and through the courts has expanded significantly over recent years. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and European competition authorities have been willing to expand the reach of competition law. 

This means that business can expect more intervention and exposure to competition law risks, regardless of size, location or sector. It also creates opportunities if you are harmed by behaviour that breaches competition law.
We can help you meet those challenges, reduce your risk or seek damages or other remedies through the courts.

For example, we can help you identify and resolve any potential or suspected breaches. We can defend you against claims for damages and advise in the recovery of damages caused by suppliers, customers or competitors. We can help you fund and prosecute claims for damages (a specialist skill for which we are recognised – for more information please see our Funded Disputes page). We can also help reduce any competition exposure for your business.

Our Group works across the full range of competition law and regulatory regimes and has a particular track record in: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and public offers; cartels; monopoly infringements; leniency applications; and in public procurement and state aid. We also offer full support for compliance and training programmes.

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn "gives advice which is commercially astute" and "resources the team appropriately for any particular task".

  • The team knows the client’s business inside out and so can add a lot of value, not just from a legal perspective but also by their grasp of the commercial issues affecting the business.