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Sophie Lawrance

London, UK Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition Law: Litigation
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Competition Law: Litigation - UK

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Sophie Lawrance has a prominent practice in contentious competition matters, assisting clients with CMA investigations and allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, with significant experience in standard-essential patents and FRAND litigation.
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Sophie specialises in EU and UK competition law.

Sophie has a particular interest in working with businesses in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology. Her practice spans all competition issues, but has a particular focus on litigation and investigations.

Sophie has significant experience of competition litigation in the UK courts. She has been involved both in pure competition law actions, acting for both claimants and defendants, and in several substantial pieces of patent litigation in which competition defences have been raised. Sophie has market-leading experience of cases involving FRAND licensing obligations, acting for both implementers and patentees. Alongside this, Sophie’s case load to date has included defending applications for interim injunctive relief, handling mixed stand-alone/follow-on damages claims, raising and defending competition issues arising from the seeking of remedies in IP cases and claims arising from IP licences.

Alongside her litigation case-load, Sophie handles competition authority investigations at both EU and national level, including in dawn raid situations.

Career

MA French and German, University of Cambridge

PhD German Literature, University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law, KCL

Qualified 2004

Partner 2016

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