Leading Competition law set Monckton Chambers has formally launched a Merger Control Group, offering the full range of merger control services to its client base.
As one of the leading commercial sets at the Bar to host a stellar cast of competition law practitioners, Monckton Chambers has always been a first port of call for many city solicitors seeking merger control advice and, where necessary, representation before specialist courts and tribunals.
The recent addition of Alistair Lindsay, who joined the 50 strong set last October from Allen & Overy where he was a Partner for seven years, has considerably strengthened the set’s merger control capabilities. Lindsay comments as follows
“We’re now offering a full merger control service, including dealing with any appeals and managing multi-jurisdictional filings.”
The new service will be targeted to an array of clients including full service law firms but particularly to city and international law firms without a dedicated merger control team in London as well as to General Counsel who can instruct the Bar directly. The set’s Senior Clerk, David Hockney, comments:
“This is new territory for the Bar and reflects the fact that sets now need to think of alternative ways to attract work particularly in light of the forthcoming Legal Services Act. We’re selling an end-to-end service from market-leading practitioners at competitive rates: it’s very compelling.”
The set’s Head of Chambers, Paul Lasok QC commented:
“There’s not many big-ticket deals at the moment because of financing issues and market volatility; but often it’s the smaller transactions that raise the most difficult merger control issues and the current uncertainties about growth and public spending are likely to encourage these.”