If you have a competition issue, you don't just want options from your lawyers. You want answers. Fast. We are practical and commercial, and we give positive guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.
We can be resolute because we take the time to get to know our clients’ businesses before we start. We are sector-focused, so our expertise in the competition issues relating to digital business, energy and natural resources, financial services, retail and transport is up there with the best.
We handle all aspects of competition work: merger notifications, behavioural advice, private enforcement actions, cartel investigations, dawn raids and other compliance work. And we handle it quickly, efficiently and decisively because we know that, when you're at the sharp end, that’s what you need.
Osborne Clarke takes a joined-up approach across its practice areas and offices. Wherever you’re located, you can access our entire range of legal capabilities and sector expertise from any of our UK offices. For example, if your competition concern raises commercial, dispute resolution or intellectual property issues, we have the necessary specialist expertise at hand.
That’s why we get called by major clients such as Danone, Dell Computer, Everything Everywhere and RWE nPower on competition matters. And it’s why Carphone Warehouse came to us on two appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal about price controls applied by Ofcom to BT Openreach. In that case, the appeals resulted in a significant reduction in the level of increase of BT's wholesale broadband prices, with Ofcom committing to introduce greater transparency into future consultation processes.
Our clients include:
- Lloyds Development Capital
- RWE nPower