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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: 07 APRIL 2021

Covid-19 triggers rapid shifts in private M&A tactics

From standstill to strong recovery, Covid-19 created a year of two halves for transactions in 2020, forcing buyers and sellers to adjust their tactics in the private M&A market.

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Antitrust authorities stay tough in a difficult M&A market

Antitrust authorities remained highly active in 2020, despite the pandemic reducing overall global M&A, according to our latest annual survey of global merger control enforcement trends across 26…

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Antitrust in focus

Publications: 26 MARCH 2021

Antitrust in focus - March 2021

This newsletter is a summary of the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business.

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News: 04 MARCH 2021

Global antitrust authorities maintain merger control focus in 2020 despite pandemic

Allen & Overy’s latest Global Trends in Merger Control Enforcement report, launched today, reveals that antitrust authorities continued to frustrate deals at a significant level in 2020 with 29…

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