Recent legislative and judicial developments have led to an increased focus on competition litigation, not only in the US, but across Europe and other parts of the globe where private actions are encouraged and criminal sanctions are now being introduced.
As a result, expert, commercial competition litigation advice is increasingly important for companies, not only as defendants but also using private litigation as a means of redress.
Linklaters’ specialist antitrust litigators combine technical expertise with strategic advice to pursue or defend claims on behalf of our clients before national courts across Europe, before the EU courts, the US courts and elsewhere across the globe. Our leading cartel litigation and white-collar crime practice successfully conducts and co-ordinates multi-jurisdictional litigation for clients to ensure the best possible outcome.
We assist clients by:
- defending clients against damages claims resulting from cartel findings
- advising and representing clients in actions for damages and injunctions for breaches of competition law
- advising clients on complex procedural and substantive issues arising in the context of criminal and civil investigations and dawn raids conducted by national competition authorities and the European Commission
- advising on appeals against decisions of national competition and regulatory authorities and the European Commission
- advising on preliminary references to the European Court of Justice relating to the incompatibility of domestic legislation with EU law
Download our competition litigation brochure to find out more about the team.
Recent transactions include advising
- Air France in a grand jury investigation of alleged price-fixing in air cargo shipping and related class action litigation
- Dow Chemical on its defence of the follow on damages claim before the English High Court by a number of tyre companies in respect of the European Commission’s decision in the synthetic rubber cartel case
- Saint Gobain in a multi-district class action litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in the flat glass sector
- a major glass manufacturer in relation to litigation which has been brought in the English High Court by members of the Honda group, seeking damages for harm said to have been caused by a cartel between manufacturers of car glass
- Richemont Group/Cartier in a national consumer and dealer class action pending in the N.D. California alleging monopolization and tying in violation of the Sherman Act
- a former chief executive on his appeal to the UK House of Lords against his extradition to the US in connection with the Morgan Crucible cartel proceedings
- vitamin producers BASF and Takeda in a grand jury price-fixing investigation and follow-on federal and state class action cases, including in F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. v. Empagran, S.A. in the U.S. Supreme Court