Expert Guidance, Compliance and Protecting Interests

Understanding and navigating competition law is critical for businesses aiming to operate responsibly while safeguarding their market position. Our Competition Law Advisory Services are designed to provide your business with the understanding and tools needed to navigate the legal landscape confidently. By focusing on compliance, risk management, and strategic support, we help protect your interests and ensure your business practices contribute to a fair and competitive marketplace.
Supporting you

Our approach is centred on empowering your business through legal compliance and strategic protection against unfair practices. Working with our team, you can expect to gain the advantage of navigating the complexities of competition law with advice that is not only clear and relevant but also tailored to your business context. This enables informed decision-making at every turn. We also focus on proactive risk management, identifying and addressing potential legal risks to safeguard your business against costly legal challenges and reputational damage. We will also ensure that your business strategies and agreements are designed to fully comply with relevant competition law, thereby supporting your long-term success. Additionally, we will work with you to ensure that you are prepared and protected against regulatory scrutiny and investigations, minimising any disruptions to your day-to-day operations.

We can help you with:

  • Commercial Agreements: We offer detailed analysis and advice on how competition law affects your daily operations and contractual agreements. By understanding the nuances of your market sector and the dynamics between parties, we ensure your agreements promote fair competition and support your business goals.
  • Antitrust Advisory: With a deep understanding of UK competition law, we guide you through the challenges of compliance, from identifying potential risks to navigating investigations. Our expertise covers the spectrum of antitrust issues, including anti-competitive agreements and abuses of market dominance, ensuring you can conduct your business with confidence in its legal standing, including where EU competition law and the relevant thresholds come into play.
  • Merger Control Consultation: We provide strategic consultation on the competition law implications of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Our advisory services include evaluating whether transactions meet the merger control thresholds in the UK and the EU, guiding you through the relevant legal implications and any filing requirements.
  • Dawn Raid Preparation and Response: Preparation and rapid response are key to successfully managing dawn raids. We offer comprehensive support, from developing robust procedures to immediate assistance during raids, ensuring your business is well-prepared and protected against any allegations of competition rule breaches.

The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor SilverChairman, Landid

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen PrattHead of Originations, Atom Bank

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisors. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter StephensonExecutive Chairman, Able UK

The reason that our partnership has worked is that when you’re building a business you need to work with organisations that will take the time to understand your business, that have all the resource base that you need and that you trust. I think that when you build up a start-up you need to pull on a lot of resources and having an organisation that you can just lift up the phone – you can talk to somebody – and they’ll give you some interim advice on the spot, then that’s great; then you can go through more detail in the process.

Matthew LumsdenCEO, Connected Energy

The Square One Law team played a pivotal role in the launch and growth of North East Times. Their input extended beyond legal matters, offering crucial business advice that spurred our early initiatives. Recently, their support proved invaluable once more. Their guidance was key in securing a new investment, enabling our expansion into digital publishing and bespoke high-level events. Their pragmatic and efficient approach was refreshing and has made a big contribution to the growth of our business.

Pete Mallon and John DunnsNorth East Times

I would not have taken the business anywhere other than with Square One from my previous experiences but you all - without compromise - delivered over and above my expectations. My whole Team commented on a regular basis as to the professional and supportive interaction throughout the project. I cannot thank you all enough and would without question recommend Square One to anyone as my first choice for any legal advice. Great to work alongside and do business with good, kind, committed and professional people with great values.

Gavin DunnFormer owner and director of RH Irving