EU & Competition

Our cross-border EU & Competition practice advises leading companies on complex EU and competition law matters, including cartels and abuse of dominance cases, merger control and other M&A-related matters, and private enforcement. We also have significant experience of IP-related competition law, state aid and public procurement matters, as well as sector-specific EU regulation.

Business and market understanding, procedural expertise and a thorough understanding of enforcement authorities, both in our home markets and in Brussels, are some of the assets we can offer you as our client. We frequently advise Nordic and international clients not only on a national level, but also before the EU Commission and the EU courts. When required, our close relationships with the best national competition law practices around the world ensure a high quality of services internationally. Regardless of whether your needs cover one or a number of jurisdictions, we ensure you receive one-stop-shop advice.

Our comprehensive procedural knowledge and extensive experience of advising clients from different industries ­ (energy, forestry, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, health care, transport, media and telecom, retail and agriculture, to mention a few) offer our clients the benefit of a market-leading practice in all areas of competition law. We can handle one-off compliance questions as well as extensive competition authority investigations. Our advice will always be tailor-made to the situation at hand.

Extremely good service and very high level. Very knowledgeable and experienced in both competition law and litigation. High level of market understanding and insight. Benchmark Litigation, Competition/antitrust

Efficiently integrated with the firm’s internationally-recognized M&A practice, our team 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.

Roschier is also a forerunner in the growing field of multi-jurisdictional private enforcement of competition law. The combined know-how of our EU & Competition and Dispute Resolution teams, supported by our international network, is a strong platform for representing clients in private damages claims arising from competition law infringements, regardless of jurisdiction or applicable law.

Roschier’s EU & Competition practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, GCR 100 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2019.

This is what clients say about us:

“Very reliable team providing high-quality advice.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Competition/European Law

“The team is good, knowledgeable, and experienced.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Competition/European Law

“They were attentive, proactive and responded to all of our questions and concerns.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Competition/European Law

“Roschier is one of the top firms in Sweden for competition law.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“Roschier is always attentive, is well connected, provides very practical, hands-on advice and punches well above its weight.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“Professional, enthusiastic, proactive as well as responsive in their work.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“The attendance to matters is very high and we have a very good experience working with the firm.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“Strong expertise in competition law – best in class.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“Roschier excel in both legal matters and in customer service. The communication is quick and clear, and there is no threshold in contacting the team at any moment with any concerns. They are considerate both in legal matters as well as the business-aspects of any given situation; they recognise that what could be a good legal decision could be a bad business decision and vice-versa. The main strength is that we can trust the judgement of Roschier which is expressed through excellent legal expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“The team was devoted and capable, as well as business oriented! Proactive but still cost conscious!”
– The Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition

“Extremely good service and very high level. Very knowledgeable and experienced in both competition law and litigation. High level of market understanding and insight.”
– Benchmark Litigation 2019, Competition/antitrust

“The team is lauded by clients for its high level of knowledge and great responsiveness.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/European Law

“In addition to being very pleasant to deal with and easy to access, the team is singled out for its strong resources and far-reaching expertise.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/European Law

“The firm is responsive, friendly over the phone and understands what the client needs.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/European Law

“Roschier provides an excellent service to clients across the energy, health care and transport sectors.” 
– The Legal 500 2019, EU and Competition

“The team is very experienced and has a hands-on and very proactive approach.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Competition/European Law

“Clients commend the pragmatic and spot-on advice that they receive from the firm and enthuse that the service is always on time and of great quality.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Competition/European Law

“An impressed source highlights the quality of the legal service, the teamwork and responsiveness on display at the firm.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Competition/European Law

“The clients appreciate the team’s good customer focus that saves costs and resources, as well as their ability to identify issues on the other side of the table and gather information in a proactive manner.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Competition/European Law