Competition-related litigation

Clients confronted with high-stakes, competition-related litigation rely on London antitrust law firm Crefovi to guide them through every stage of the litigation process.

Competition-related litigationReady to act in any kind of competition-related litigation

Crefovi has an ‟Antitrust & competition” practice, which successfully defends corporations, as well as governments, in scores of competition-related litigation and trade regulation cases throughout Europe.

Our competition-related litigation practice is preeminent: we are advising on the largest standalone and follow-on damages claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. We also have extensive experience in appeals against decisions of the competition and regulatory authorities, acting in national courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Crefovi’s lawyers are at the cutting edge of private enforcement actions, acting in ground-breaking litigation in the English and European courts, including multiple applications for collective proceedings orders in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

These proceedings have included private and public damages litigation, competitor actions and administrative actions across a full range of issues, including:

  • abuse of dominant position;
  • boycotts;
  • coordinated conduct;
  • dealer/distribution litigation;
  • merger defense;
  • monopolisation;
  • price discrimination;
  • price maintenance;
  • patent settlements and other disputes interfacing with intellectual property law;
  • state aid, and
  • unfair competition.

The lawyers at Crefovi frequently succeed in obtaining early dismissal of a case before it proceeds to the expensive and time consuming discovery process. Our law firm also has experience of disposing of a case at class certification or on a motion for summary judgment, saving clients from the costs and disruption of trial. And where trying the case is the right strategic decision for the client, Crefovi is one of only a few law firms to take cases brought by private plaintiffs or government regulators to trial — and win.

A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each antitrust & competition transaction and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of antitrust & competition contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.


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