Roschier’s cross-border EU & Competition practice advises and assists leading companies in complex EU and competition law matters, including international and national cartels and dominance cases, M&A-related competition law, and private enforcement. The lawyers of the practice also have significant experience in IP-related competition law, state aid and public procurement matters as well as sector-specific EU regulation.

“The very focused and commercially minded team at Roschier ‘never fails to deliver’.” 

– The Legal 500 (EU and competition)
One of the practice’s strengths is its broad experience in different industries: the team is regularly involved in matters related to, for example, the energy, forestry, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, healthcare, transport, media, telecom, retail and agriculture sectors.

Business and market understanding, procedural expertise and a thorough acquaintance with enforcement authorities are decisive factors in successful competition law and regulatory processes and litigation. With its vast experience of advising different industries on competition law matters, Roschier has a market-leading practice in cartel, dominance, and other competition and regulatory processes and litigation. The practice differentiates itself from local competitors by frequently advising Finnish and Swedish clients not only on a national level but also before the EU Commission and the EU courts in competition law matters.

Efficiently integrated with the firm’s internationally recognized M&A practice, the EU & Competition practice is a leading advisor on the full spectrum of competition law issues related to large and complex public and private transactions in the Nordic region. In addition to participating in drafting and negotiations, as well as merger filings with national and EU competition authorities (including coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings), the practice provides added value to M&A processes through deal feasibility analyses, strategic advice to minimize filing obligations and structural solutions to avoid substantive concerns.

Compliance policies are the key in companies’ competition law and regulatory risk management. Roschier works in close cooperation with its clients in various industries in preparing, implementing and monitoring tailor-made compliance programs aimed at practical, business-minded and effective pre-emption of risks.

Roschier is also a forerunner in the growing field of private enforcement of competition law. The firm combines the know-how of its EU & Competition and Dispute Resolution teams to represent clients in private damage claims arising from competition law infringements.

Through years of experience, Roschier has developed close contacts with the best national competition law practices around the world to ensure the high quality of services internationally. In matters with multi-jurisdictional dimensions, Roschier offers its clients an efficient “one-stop shop” covering, for example, international merger control filings, leniency applications and cartel processes.