Competition policy in consumer markets

Some of the most high profile competition cases involve well-known companies or important consumer issues. They can have a big impact on retail brands.

We understand these well because our retail and consumer practice and our competition practice work alongside clients and legal counsel to advise on cases before national competition authorities, courts and similar European institutions.

The unique thing about Frontier is their innovative and yet down-to-earth approach of applying economics, without jargon, to individual client problems.

Steve Smith, Retail Competition and Consumer Director, Lloyds Banking Group

We advise on market definition and market power, merger analysis, abuse of market power, horizontal and vertical agreements, and state aid.

We provide technical support and advice on case strategy. Our clients place a high value on our ability to identify and address the central issues from the outset, thus maximising the chances of success.  Our advice is often central to determining the approach taken in presenting the competition issues to the authorities or courts.

We assist in pre-empting issues, in producing and responding to technical analysis, in preparing client submissions and expert reports, and in giving oral evidence.

We help clients design and develop a competition and regulatory position that fits their business and their business environment, providing a ‘regulatory brand’ that can help prevent the competition risk adversely affecting the consumer brand.

Read more about our competition work.