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Competition, EU & Trade

Competition, EU & Trade at a glance

"Pinsent Masons LLP’s responsive Competition department includes well-respected experts, and delivers first-class service."
Legal 500

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Antitrust, Competition & Merger Control

Our team of competition law specialists operating from our offices in the UK, Germany and Hong Kong deliver pragmatic commercial advice designed to minimise clients' exposure to competition law risks. Many of our clients are leaders in their market sectors and we have extensive experience and knowledge of the business implications and legal complexities this brings. We also have experience of co-coordinating...

EU and Competition Litigation

We regularly represent clients on the contentious aspects of competition law including private actions for damages, State aid, public procurement and EU law, before national courts (especially in the UK and Germany) and before the EU General Court and Court of Justice in Luxembourg. ...

Brexit Advisory

The Pinsent Masons cross-border, multidisciplinary Brexit Advisory Team can lead and facilitate discussions within your organisation about what practical steps can be taken to prepare for change following the EU referendum.

European Union Law

We are fluent in advising clients on the commercial implications of European Union Law, ranging from the four fundamental EU freedoms (free movement of people, goods and capital and the freedom to provide services) to more diverse areas such as health and safety and the environment.

Trade Law

Our Trade Law experts advises companies adversely affected by dumping, along with advising the manufacturers, importers and distributors in the EU of goods investigated by the European Commission under the EU anti-dumping rules. We also advise businesses on the trade remedies rules that the UK Government may adopt post-Brexit.

Public Procurement

Whether you are a public body, utility who regularly procures contracts under OJEU tender processes or a contractor bidding for those contracts, we can help. Our highly regarded team acts for clients in delivering effective and compliant procurements, and structuring projects lawfully outside the scope of the procurement rules. We can also advise you on bringing and defending procurement...

Public Procurement Challenges

We operate a dedicated specialist public procurement litigation practice which complements our market leading non-contentious public procurement offering. We have extensive experience of supporting clients (both contracting authorities and bidders) on live tender processes, as well as being instructed specifically to raise or defend a procurement challenge. We are also regularly instructed on judicial...

State Aid

Pinsent Masons has a strong and growing State aid practice, mainly advising the recipients of potential State aid. The team has particular experience of projects involving interlinking State aid, competition and public procurement issues.

Our Competition, EU & Trade practice in Germany

We have an experienced team of specialist competition lawyers, able to advise on all aspects of EU and German competition law – including merger control, antitrust and litigation – operating from our Munich office.

Our Competition & Trade practice in Hong Kong

The recently introduced Competition Ordinance in Hong Kong is heavily based on EU competition law.