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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. 

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Publications: 13 March 2024

Regional snapshots for antitrust enforcement fines in 2023

We have collected data on antitrust fine totals, and on fines and cases by conduct type for Europe, APAC and the Americas to give a snapshot of antitrust enforcement in each region. Although global…

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Publications: 13 March 2024

Surge in EU and UK private antitrust damages actions continues

The EU Private Damages Directive (PDD) has made it easier for claimants to obtain damages for antitrust violations, often exceeding the regulatory fines imposed on the infringers. This has led to a…

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Publications: 13 March 2024

Sustainability and antitrust weave a regulatory patchwork

Sustainability continues to be high on the agenda of various antitrust authorities, who have been considering the best way to ensure that antitrust laws do not prevent collaboration between businesses…

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Publications: 13 March 2024

Digital markets remain a focal point for antitrust enforcement

2023 marked a significant year in the evolution of digital market regulation, largely influenced by the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), which came into force in May 2023. 

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