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Antitrust and Competition

The centre of gravity in antitrust law has shifted with the globalisation of regulation and enforcement.

In this environment, many of the world's leading companies are turning to Allen & Overy as their preferred competition counsel on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies. Our clients include many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions.

We have over 100 specialists working collaboratively across four global regions – Asia, Australia, Europe and North America – one of the largest Competition teams among the major international law firms. As such we combine the efficiency of a global footprint with local depth of expertise.

A single team with an international focus and creative thinking, we provide an expansive range of services and regularly represent our clients on merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance/monopolisation, antitrust disputes including judicial review and private damages, compliance and counselling, sector regulation and market investigations, public procurement and competitive tendering, and state aid.

  • Winner 2018, Competition Team of the Year, British Legal awards
  • Winner 2017, Competition Team of the Year, Legal Business awards
  • Winner 2016, Behavioural Matter of the Year (Agency), Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2015, Merger Control Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa), Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2012, Merger Control Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa), Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2012, Matter of the Year, Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2011, Matter of the Year, Global Competition Review awards

Recognition for our work

“ work in mergers, cartels and litigation, as well as some of the best showings in non-cartel conduct matters and other competition work” Global Competition Review 2019

"Depth of expertise and skill, particularly for international companies operating in multiple jurisdictions." Chambers Global 2018 (Competition/Antitrust)

“Has a solid network, so their approach to cross-border matters is very strong." Chambers Global 2018 (Competition/Antitrust)​ 

“Allen & Overy pound-for-pound has one of the most highly acclaimed competition practices in the world.” Global Competition Review 2016 

“The firm is an outstanding adviser on competition law matters, with a combination of high-quality expertise and availability in all circumstances.” Client feedback, Chambers Global 2016 

Related people


Antonio Bavasso

Partner Co-Head Antitrust
United Kingdom AntonioBavasso

Elaine Johnston

Partner Co-Head Antitrust
United States ElaineJohnston

Jürgen Schindler

Partner Co-Head Antitrust
Belgium JürgenSchindler

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