Overview

Chris is a Partner in Burges Salmon and is head of the competition team. Chris has worked on numerous high profile antitrust matters and specialises in all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including antitrust investigations, cartels, abuse of market power, and merger control. 

Chris has extensive experience across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on financial services, media, transport, healthcare and retail. 

Experience

Chris joined Burges Salmon from international law firm Clifford Chance. Chris' experience includes advising clients on:

  • EU and UK merger control filings, securing Phase I and Phase II clearances and advising on remedies.
  • Market studies and market investigations conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) market studies, and FCA investigations.
  • EU and UK cartel proceedings, and abuse of dominance investigations.
  • Dawn raids and antitrust investigations conducted by the European Commission and the CMA.
  • Compliance issues, internal investigations and competition law audits.
  • Antitrust issues regarding distribution arrangements, online sales and parallel imports, joint ventures and strategic alliances.