Macfarlanes advises on all areas of litigation but is perhaps best known for its competition practice. The firm provides advice on EU and UK competition law and regularly represents clients before the European Court of Justice and UK competition authorities. The firm advises across a range of sectors but regards financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and retail as areas of strength.
Malcolm Walton, Tom Usher, Christopher Humpe and Cameron Firth are key names in the firm’s competition team.
During the research period, the firm advised Flynn Pharma before the Competition Appeal Tribunal to appeal against a decision made in respect to unfair pricing on the supply of a drug.
Elsewhere partner Tom Usher led on a merger control case, advising betting company Ladbrokes on its merger with Coral. The firm also advised the BBC on state aid, competition law and fair-trading matters in connection with BBC Studios.
The firm also advised on a competition case where they represented Mylan Laboratories before the General Court in Luxembourg.