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Lawyers acting at the forefront of EU litigation matters

All of our lawyers have extensive experience of contentious and litigious competition, State aid, public procurement and general EU law matters.

What we do in EU litigation

Our team is very strong on EU litigation and members of our team appear before the European courts in all matters relating to EU, competition and regulatory law. We offer a seamless end-to-end service to clients, from initial advice to defence, through the investigative process, appeals against the regulatory decision, and appeals from third parties claiming to have suffered a loss. We have particular experience in damage actions, debt recovery and public procurement litigation proceedings before the European and national courts.

We also represent clients in standalone private litigation, in which we are able to take advantage of our unique combination of competition and litigation experience, either to provide specialist advice and opinions, or to manage the dispute as a whole. We have extensive experience in the drafting of complaints to competition authorities on behalf of injured parties, as well as representing parties under investigation. We are familiar with the administrative proceedings before the European Commission and the relevant competition authorities.

Our experience in EU litigation

Examples of our recent work include:

  • Representing the Republic of Cyprus in a high profile and highly important CJEU proceeding concerning whether the EU Institutions have the exclusive competence to conclude the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the EU.
  • Representing Xinanchem, a Chinese manufacturer of glyphosate, in successfully challenging anti-dumping duties imposed by the EU Council (a leading case on market economy treatment).
  • Representing the European Commission in public procurement proceedings.
  • Representing the European Commission in recovering misappropriated funds.
  • Representing clients in EU and national courts on matters related to trade sanctions.
  • Applying to the UK High Court for a declaration on issues of contractual construction and competition law on behalf of a major European airline in a dispute with a UK airport. The case was successfully settled.

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