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Competition & EU

Experience

Based in London, Brussels and Birmingham, the Wragge & Co Lawrence Graham & Co Competition & EU team will provide you with a competitive advantage, sound strategic defence and certainty on what needs to be done, when, and why.

Whatever you need to succeed in your market, by way of organic growth or acquisition, and wherever you are located, our specialists will steer you through the complex and dynamic area of competition and EU law.

Offering "very commercial, coherent and clear" (Chambers UK) advice, this team will deliver critical commercial and strategic outcomes for you on all aspects of UK and EU competition law.

You can rely on our:

  • Experience - Clients worldwide trust and value our expertise and view the team as an extension of their in-house team. We are "constantly looking for solutions to the problem that others may not see" (Chambers UK). Inside knowledge of processes and tactics gained from previously working within competition and regulatory authorities gives our clients the edge.
  • Technical strength - "Focused, technically strong and tenacious" according to Legal 500, Bernardine Adkins is "held in high esteem for proven experience in handling contentious competition law matters".
  • Speed - The team responds quickly in any situation across a range of industry sectors including agrochemicals, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, fast-moving consumer goods, food & drink, healthcare, heavy engineering, life sciences and technology media and telecommunications.

This is why clients, including Aston Martin Lagonda, Thomas Vale Construction and Premier Foods Group, Origin Enterprises plc, Alere Inc turn to us.

Specialisms

  • Merger control
  • IP/competition law interface
  • Cartel investigations including 'dawn raids'
  • Investigations into suspected competition law infringements
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Co-operative arrangements and strategic alliances
  • EU regulation
  • Healthcare and competition
  • Competition law compliance
Bernardine Adkins

I'm head of the Competition & EU team, described as 'intelligent and cutting-edge', covering everything EU and competition has to offer.

  • Bernardine Adkins
    Bernardine Adkins
    Partner