The competition market has remained strong this year, with a number of high-profile deals subject to scrutiny. Meanwhile, the European Commission continues to be vocal on crucial competition matters. In addition, increasing levels of enforcement from authorities, and the recent rise in class action damages litigation, have resulted in a high demand for legal services. However, the market has also experienced significant challenges, most notably with the UK voting to leave the European Union in 2016, causing substantial uncertainty in both the UK and the EU. That said, practitioners we spoke to were wary of suggesting that the competition legal market would be adversely affected by such developments.