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Competition and Antitrust Litigation

Allen & Overy’s highly experienced competition and antitrust team combines litigation and trial expertise with strategic advice to allow clients to pursue or defend claims successfully before regulators and courts in Europe, the U.S. and around the globe.

A&O’s global team of antitrust enforcement experts includes former U.S. prosecutors (including in the United States Federal Trade Commission), judicial law clerks from the U.S. courts, judicial assistants at the European Court of Justice and law professors, alongside highly experienced lawyers and litigators. Our team represents clients in the highest profile matters globally, including Cartel, monopolization, and abuse of dominance, and is expert in the key procedural issues including class certification, pretrial procedures, and trying cases.

We advise clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, media and technology, consumer and retail, on:

  • the fallout from adverse decisions by and results from European, U.S. and national competition authorities concerning breaches of competition law, including appeals of infringement decisions
  • multijurisdictional litigation strategies and coordination, including pre-litigation 
  • the themes and factual development necessary to win any liability claim
  • the complex procedural mechanisms in U.S, class actions and private actions for damages, including class certification and damages analysis, 
  • trial of antitrust competition law claims
  • appeals and judicial reviews, including reviews of decisions by regulatory authorities

News & insights

News: 27 January 2022

Andy McGregor to join Allen & Overy’s Litigation practice

Allen & Overy continues to invest in its London Litigation and Investigations practice through the hire of civil fraud partner Andy McGregor. Andy joins from RPC, where he was Head of Civil Fraud. 

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Columns

Publications: 26 January 2022

HSR filing thresholds increase – size-of-transaction threshold to be USD101.0 million

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced increases to the notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act, which requires pre-merger notification of…

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Two ornate Grecian columns

Publications: 11 March 2021

Hamburg antitrust team members author chapters in Lexology's Private Antitrust Litigation 2021

Lukas Rengier and Fabian Kolf have contributed two chapters to Lexology Getting The Deal Through's 2021 edition of Private Antitrust Litigation. The chapters provide, in a question and answer format,…

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A metal staircase against a white concrete wall

Publications: 22 September 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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Recognition