I am a partner advising on competition law (EU and UK), telecommunications regulation and trade and customs matters.

I am based in London and have over 30 years' experience of advising on competition law. Since 2016 I have also advised more and more on Brexit and how businesses should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

Today, I advise on competition law across an array of sectors, with extensive experience of advising on EU and UK anti-trust law on supply, licensing, distribution, merchandising, energy and utilities, on joint venture and many other commercial agreements and on issues concerning abuse of dominance.

I have represented clients in competition law cases in the European Commission and the UK authorities including the Competition and Markets Authority and also in the European Court of Justice and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. I have specialist experience in the interface of competition law and intellectual property.

My advice on Brexit includes the implications of Brexit for businesses, specific trade and customs issues raised by Brexit, and the actions that businesses should take to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. In recent years, I have written numerous articles, spoken at many seminars and been quoted in the national and legal media on Brexit issues.

I am currently Chair of The Law Society's Competition Section.

  • Chiesi Pharmaceuticals: advising on the European aspects of an international acquisition from Horizon Pharma plc of the European marketing rights to two cystic fibrosis products.
  • Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS: advising on the international merger control aspects of a transaction involving the sale of its maritime safety business to Survitec, including UK merger control clearance from the CMA.
  • Sanofi Pasteur MSD: advising this joint venture company on EU competition law regarding numerous agreements and representing the joint venture concerning the EU merger control procedings regarding the joint venture's demerger.
  • Advising various sports bodies including The Football Association Ltd (The FA) and the Rugby Football Union. Advising on EU and UK competition law in relation to the tendering and licensing of sports media rights.
Education
  • University of Oxford, MA (Oxon), Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1985

Brexit

14 January 2019

Our Brexit resources include over 30 practice group and sector briefings, practical tools for businesses and various videos.

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