This comprises:

  • EU and UK competition law - merger and joint venture clearances, self-assessment rules relating to anti-competitive agreements, cartel investigations, dominant companies, market investigations, state aid rules and compliance programmes. He has substantial expertise in competition law and has advised leading clients in a large number of industries, representing them before competition authorities within the EU and EU based systems internationally and in competition follow-on damages claims in national courts
  • Public procurement (acting for utilities, local authorities and tenderers), commercial agency, distribution and other EU regulatory matters

He has regular dealings with the European Commission,  Court of Justice and the Competition & Markets Authority.

John studied law at Queen’s University Belfast and completed a Master’s degree in European law at the Free University of Brussels. He is author of European Union Competition Law in the Airline Industry (Kluwer 2017), the UK competition sections in the Encyclopedia of International Distribution Law (Kluwer looseleaf) and wrote a chapter on competition law for Law and Business in the European Single Market (Law Journal Seminars Press 1993).  He is published in journals such as European Competition Law Review, European State Aid Law Quarterly and Insurance Day.

He has spoken at seminars organised by the IBA, IQPC (energy), EFLA (food law) and within the London insurance market.