EXPERTISE ​Competition & Antitrust

​Our globally recognised, multi-disciplinary team offers sophisticated, incisive and commercial competition and antitrust advice across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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A renowned leader in competition law

Our competition team has achieved great results in complex and ground-breaking competition investigations, merger reviews, litigation and appeals. We deal successfully with competition authorities, courts and regulatory bodies across Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere . We assist our clients with risk-based, practical strategies to help meet their commercial objectives, defend their commercial interests and, in some cases, challenge the anti-competitive behaviour of others. We are one of the few international law firms with an in-house team of economists and many of our lawyers have backgrounds in economics, business strategy or with competition regulators.

Full service antitrust practice

Our team covers the full range of competition and antitrust issues including merger control, cartels and other anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance/market power, market/sector investigations, competition litigation, judicial reviews and appeals, state aid, public procurement, trade law and utilities and infrastructure regulation. We advise clients across the spectrum, from industry incumbents to new market challengers.

Economics, business and regulatory experience

Competition and antitrust is not just a legal discipline. Most of our team have qualifications in economics or business, or experience of working with regulators. Combined with our unique in-house economic expertise, we consistently deliver high quality, pragmatic and clear advocacy and advice.

Seamless geographic network

Competition law enforcement is increasingly international in scope. With a team of over 70 antitrust lawyers across Europe and Asia-Pacific, we offer local knowledge of the major enforcement bodies around the world, including across the emerging regimes in Asia, as well as seamless, co-ordinated advice on international antitrust issues.

Ashurst have provided the advice asked for but are always willing to go the extra mile on suggesting other angles we might think about which we may not have considered. CHAMBERS, 2017


As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • ​2018

    Legal Business Awards

    Competition Team of the Year, highly commended

  • 2017


    Competition Team of the Year, shortlisted

  • 2016

    Global Competition Review

    Behavioural matter of the year - Europe

  • 2014-2017

    Global Competition Review

    Global Elite - among the top 20 competition practice globally

  • 2012

    Financial Times

    Most innovative law firm in dispute resolution

  • ​2007, 2009, 2012

    Legal Business Awards

    Competition Team of the Year

  • ​2018

    Chambers and Partners

    Band 2, Competition Law

  • ​2017

    Legal 500

    Tier 2, EU and Competition

  • ​2016

    Chambers and Partners

    Competition Law: Litigation

  • ​2016

    IFLR 1000

    EU Competition

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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