I enjoy advising clients across the full spectrum of UK competition law and economic regulatory matters, from the smallest questions to very complex and detailed matters which are business critical.
I provide practical and constructive advice that enables clients to get on with achieving their goals, minimising the time and effort they need to spend on the legal process.
I have an LLM in European law and an MSc in Economics. Over more than 25 years I have gathered experience advising a wide variety of private and public sector clients in a diverse range of different sectors. I started at Ashurst in London was seconded to the OFT (the predecessor to the Competition and Markets Authority) and spent six years at Ofwat (the water sector regulator with concurrent Competition Act enforcement powers) where I was Director of Legal Services.
My interests cover advising clients on:
Advising Deutsche Post DHL Group on the UK merger control aspects of its €1.5 billion acquisition of global freight forwarding group Hillebrand, including obtaining UK Phase I clearance from the CMA
Advising a number of water and sewerage undertakers in relation to the OFWAT and Environment Agency investigations into sewerage discharges, and advising a water and sewerage undertaker in relation to collective action proceedings brought on behalf of customers related to wastewater discharges
Advising Loop Interiors in relation to the CMA’s investigation into design, construction and fit-out services which resulted in substantial fines for a number of companies and 6 Director disqualifications (although none at Loop)
Advising John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose on the competition law aspects of a range of commercial supply and joint venture type matters
Advising the Department for Transport (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) on the CMA’s market study into electric vehicle charging, the subsequent CMA abuse of dominance investigation into the supply of electric vehicle chargepoints on or near motorways and obtaining commitments from Gridserve and service station operators to support DfT’s policy of market opening to facilitate its net zero policy objectives