EU Competition

Our E.U. Antitrust/Competition international network helps multinational companies meet the challenges of globalization, including increased scrutiny by regulatory agencies throughout the world. We have achieved significant success before all major authorities and courts in the United States and Europe.
Weil is recognized globally by clients and independent experts for its international strength in antitrust/competition law. Our network of competition lawyers in the United States, European Union and China provides clients with the international reach and experience required to handle multinational regulatory issues, particularly involving U.S. and E.U. competition laws and enforcement.

Our European competition team comprises lawyers across the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Eastern Europe, working closely to regularly take a key role advising clients on high-profile, market-leading matters. Our extensive experience across the full range of competition law enables us to provide integrated global regulatory, transactional and counseling services to clients in a broad array of sectors, including:

  • Foods and beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare products
  • Cosmetics and apparel
  • Consumer electronics products
  • Motor vehicles and parts
  • Heavy industrial equipment
  • Chemicals and other industrial consumables
  • Telecommunications equipment and services
  • Public media
  • Financial services
  • Retail/wholesale operations

We represent clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust enforcement agencies, and regularly appear before the European Commission, U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading, France’s Conseil de la Concurrence, Germany’s Bundeskartellamt and other regulatory bodies in the European Union, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Our focus is on providing a full-service offering to the Firm’s clients with commercially-oriented solutions to their transactional and operational needs. Our practice is balanced between working with our leading transactional teams across Europe on the competition aspects of their mergers & acquisitions, and working with our network of U.S. and Asia offices on complex cross-border matters.

In countries where we do not have offices, we have developed strong and effective collaborative relationships with the best local competition law firms.