Allen & Overy LLP

Competition/European Law Department

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Notable practitioners

Alasdair Balfour regularly acts for financial sector clients on merger clearance matters. He also assists clients with competition litigation cases, particularly cartel investigations. Interviewees report that he is a "good lawyer who is easy to work with."

Antonio Bavasso has a number of clients from the media sector, who he advises on merger control matters and abuse of dominance allegations. In addition to his strength in the media sector, several interviewees highlight Bavasso's knowledge of competition law in the telecoms space.

Mark Friend has a strong focus on merger clearance mandates. Clients highlight his "depth of understanding of how the law is implemented in the real world." He assists clients from the energy and financial services sectors.

According to clients, Philip Mansfield is a "sharp lawyer who is very business-oriented and knows what we need to do to achieve our goals." Mansfield often represents defendants in competition law litigation and investigation cases. He has several clients from the financial services sector.