EU, Trade & Competition


Based in London, Brussels and Birmingham, the Gowling WLG EU, trade and competition team will provide you with a competitive advantage.

Whatever you need to succeed in your market, our specialists will steer you through the dynamic area of EU, trade and competition law.

Offering "very commercial, coherent and clear" advice (Chambers UK), the team prides itself on delivering critical commercial outcomes in relation to all aspects of UK and EU competition law.

You can rely on our:

  • Experience - clients worldwide trust and value our expertise and strategic thinking, viewing the team as an extension of their own in-house team. We are "constantly looking for solutions to the problem that others may not see" (Chambers UK). Our knowledge gained from previously working within competition and regulatory authorities directly benefits our clients.
  • Sector expertise - the team has a deep understanding of a broad range of sectors including agrochemicals, aviation, automotive, construction, data management, energy, fast-moving consumer goods, food and drink, hospitality, health and beauty, manufacturing, pharma, and technology media and telecommunications.
  • Technical strength - led by the "focused, technically strong and tenacious" Bernardine Adkins (Legal 500), the team is frequently instructed on legally complex, high-profile matters.

Clients include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Dixons Retail
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc
  • Euroclear SA/NV
  • Origin Enterprises plc
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  • Thai Airways