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Specialist in UK, EC and multi-national merger control, general UK and EC behavioural work, state aid and utility regulation. Experienced across a range of sectors including retail, FMCG, software, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, mining, financial services.


Currently: Partner at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London. Previously: Partner at Linklaters LLP (joined 1994, elected partner 2003 and became Head of Competition/Antitrust, London in 2014). Secondment to Department of Trade and Industry (Competition Policy Directorate, Mergers Branch) 1999-2001. Tutor on IBC/King’s College Postgraduate Diploma in EU competition law.


UK Chapter for “Competition and Trade law in the Pharmaceutical Industry” (Spring 2019)

“The European Commission’s €125M Gun Jumping Decision against Altice: Key Considerations for Post-Signing Conduct of Business Protections & Activities.” Kirkland Alert (August 3, 2018). Co-authored by Paula Riedel, Sally Southwell and Matthew Sinclair-Thomson.

Brexit’s Antitrust Implications for U.S. Companies (Law360, July 2016)

EU Antitrust vs. U.S. Companies. (Law360, February 2016, co-authored with Sarah Jordan and James Mutchnik)


Attended University of Oxford (Modern Languages - French and German), B.A. Hons (First Class); and College of Law, London (Law Society Finals, First Class Honours).