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Director, Competition – Regulation, in the competition and antitrust team. Noel is a recognised legal expert in competition, markets, trade, and economic regulatory law with master’s degrees in law and economics and over 20 years of experience. Noel’s experience spans multiple regulated and unregulated industries and sectors, including working within government at Director level and advising a variety of different public and private entities. Skilled at handling the full range of economic regulatory and competition law matters (mergers, cartels, regulatory investigations, private actions, appeals, etc.), and cases related to market distortions, at national and international levels, including disputes and investigations involving private entities and state measures.

Career

Previously Director of Legal Services at Ofwat (the water and sewerage industry regulator)

Publications

Written articles on competition law matters for a range of journals and publications including the European Competition Law Review and Leading Internet Case Law on matters ranging from the use of surveys in merger control cases to pricing of pharmaceuticals and latest developments in online markets.

Personal

Psychotherapist in training and a volunteer at Help! Counselling South West, which provides low cost counselling and psychotherapy services to children and young people in the South West. He is also a keen rock climber