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Alan Bates

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments

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Competition Law - UK

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Alan Bates
Alan Bates has a strong track record in administrative appeals against decisions made by UK or EU competition regulators. He has notable experience of directly defending the EC or acting for companies seeking to defend successful outcomes from complaints to UK sector regulators. Bates further assists recipients of tax benefits with challenges to EC findings of illegal state aid. He also attracts attention for his work on class actions in the cartel damages field.
Strengths: "He is a real fighter: he's charming and has a polite manner but in court he does not take a step back." "Clear at getting his point across."
Recent work: Represented Apple in its appeal against the European Commission's finding that the company must repay around EUR13 billion to Ireland in relation to unlawful state aid.
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