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.

Recognitions

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 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“Excellent hard (legal, both theory and practice) and soft (communication, presentation etc) skills. Seamless collaboration between practices. Always available when needed.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“Always on point and flexible.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“A team that thinks outside the box in relation to complex matters.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“Roschier’s team proved highly competent, diligent and cost efficient when providing legal support to us. We appreciated the deep knowledge and experience of Roschier’s team, covering legal advice in a domestic and European perspective.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“The individuals in Roschier’s EU & Competition team were highly proficient and had a deep knowledge of the internal work with the European Commission, which was of great support to our cause. The advice provided was tailored to our individual needs and of a truly pragmatic nature. The distribution of work between the partner and associate was seamless in respect of client communication which simplified our in-house management of the complex issue at hand.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“A very knowledgeable and experienced team, with deep expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition

“Ability to align commercial targets with legal perspectives.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Competition/European Law

“Good competition law practice, hands-on and very clear instructions. Good strategic and practical approach to JV set up.”
– IFLR1000 (31st edition), Project development

“The lawyers have a practical, problem-solving approach and are very proactive; they offer follow-ups and send reminders.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

“Roschier is a leader in this area; it has a big team and significant cases.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

“The firm was selected after we worked against them on another competition case and noticed their high quality; it is reassuring to work with a team that is responsive, thoughtful and strategic.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

“Roschier is very efficient in assisting with legal matters involving cross-border elements, as they have the ability to present the matter at hand in a very structured way.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

“They are able to take a very practical approach to problems at hand. Their availability/speedy responses are also much appreciated.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, EU and Competition

“High level of professionalism and attitude in everything they do. Communication skills and ability to co-operate are great.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, EU and Competition

“Excellent business and market understanding. Very good service. Knowledgeable.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, EU and Competition

“Tactical, practical and fast.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, EU and Competition

“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

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