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Clyde & Co LLP’s ‘prompt’ team ‘truly understands the industry’ and provides ‘good value for money’. The firm is adept at EU and competition-related litigation, and also advises on public procurement and investigations in the insurance, energy, infrastructure and trade sectors. Practice head John Milligan ‘provides solid, commercial advice’ and ‘consistently gets good results’, and is currently advising Greenfields on various international trade issues regarding EU food regulations. Milligan also assists with EU and UK competition law with regards to merger and joint venture clearance, cartel investigations, state aid rules and compliance programmes. Other clients include Schlumberger, Native Land and G4S.

Headed by the ‘approachableSimon Barnes, Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘responsive, commercial and down-to-earth’ team has ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and provides ‘clear advice which helps steer the business’. The group recently advised DB Cargo on the competition aspects of the HS2 rail project, and is currently acting for Micronclean in a Competition and Markets Authority investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive activity. Longstanding clients include Ageas Insurance, Indesit and Citizen Watches.

Stevens & Bolton LLPtakes an insightful and directed approach to complex matters,’ and ‘all instructions come highly prepared, well researched and meticulously thought through’. The group undertakes a broad range of competition-related work, and has notable strength in the life sciences, TMT and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Team head Gustaf Duhs is ‘a highly impressive solicitor- client-focused, practical, and able to interact effectively with regulators’. Duhs recently acted for Ylem on the competition aspects of its sale of Ener-G Cogen to Centrica, and advised a sporting goods manufacturer on issues around international trading following the result of the EU referendum.

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