• A partner in the Antitrust & Competition team based in the London and Brussels offices. Area of practice primarily covers cartel investigations, competition litigation, EU regulatory law and State aid.
  • Advises companies in relation to global cartel investigations, representing their interests before the European Commission and UK authorities. 
  • Has extensive litigation experience, including in several cartel damages actions (for defendants and claimants) and appeals before the EU General Court. 
  • Frequently advises private and public sector bodies on the application of EU State aid and public procurement rules to a variety of complex projects.
  • Regularly advises on the application of EU law, including advising on the legislative process.
  • Chris is a contributing author to the Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2019 publication - an extensive collection of articles around the themes of investigations. financial crime, digital, markets, supervision and governance.

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Representative Experience

  • National Grid v ABB and others - Advised National Grid on its ground-breaking damages claim against members of the gas insulated switchgear cartel, including in related cases in the EU General Court.
  • Automotive wire harnesses - Advised a major Japanese supplier on the European Commission and UK investigations into the automotive wire harness cartel. This formed part of one of the largest ever global cartel investigations.
  • Olympic Delivery Authority - Advised on the application of the EU State aid and public procurement rules to several of the major infrastructure projects connected with the London 2012 Games, including the Olympic Village.
  • Oil & gas industry - Advised oil & gas clients on the application of EU sanctions imposed in relation to Russia.