Antitrust & Competition in Europe

Team With Credibility Before Competition Authorities and Deep Insight Into Specific Industry Sectors


Debevoise’s Antitrust & Competition practice in Europe works as part of the firm’s global Antitrust Group, offering advice on all aspects of competition and antitrust matters.

The European team specializes in securing regulatory clearances for complex international mergers and acquisitions before the European Commission and national competition authorities, both across Europe and worldwide.

On the contentious side, our team has broad experience advising on behavioural matters including EU and national investigations of alleged abuses of dominance, as well as cartel and other antitrust investigations (e.g. sectoral inquiries/market investigations).

We have strong relationships with the European Commission and maintain an exceptional network of contacts within the competition authorities of the EU Member States and other national regulators globally.

The firm’s antitrust work has involved a wide variety of industries, including financial services, technology, media, communications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, aviation, energy, natural resources and manufacturing.

One of our distinctive features is that we operate as one integrated team across offices, which, combined with close working relationships with local firms in all other major jurisdictions, enables us to provide our clients with joined-up globally strategic advice on complex multi-jurisdictional matters.