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    Eversheds Sutherland named Competition Team of the Year at Legal Business Awards

    Eversheds Sutherland has been named Competition Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

    Finalists in this category were judged on their ability to provide crucial antitrust advice on a specific case, transaction or investigation, or on being instrumental in steering a client through a regulatory minefield.

    The Eversheds Sutherland team was recognised for its outstanding work with clients Agents’ Mutual (AM). The team successfully represented the start-up property portal in one of the stand-out competition cases of 2017. They secured a victory before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, vindicating AM’s innovative launch strategy to disrupt the existing market duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla.

    The team fought off tough competition from five other firms including Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell.

    Partner Lesley Farrell, who collected the award on the night, commented:

    “We’re incredibly proud to be named Competition Team of the Year. This is a fantastic accolade and we are delighted to achieve this industry recognition for our efforts in what was a challenging case.

    “We are committed to delivering top quality advice to our clients and working hard to ensure we continue to actively embody the qualities and capabilities of a trusted legal adviser. Congratulations to everyone involved on this great achievement.”

    Eversheds Sutherland’s competition team is currently advising several claimants in relation to their claims for damages against MasterCard for breaches of EU competition law in relation to domestic and cross-border Multilateral Interchange Fees.

    They are also representing clients in a number of competition investigations including on the Financial Conduct Authority’s first competition investigation, the Payment Systems Regulator’s first competition investigation, the European Commission’s investigation into aviation and aerospace insurance and reinsurance, and competition investigations by the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority into pharmaceutical products.

    The Legal Business Awards recognise outstanding work from across the profession and acknowledge the accomplishments of the finest lawyers currently working in the UK and beyond.

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