The committee supports the development of the future strategy of the Section and enhancement of the services already offered to members
Chair: May Lyn Yuen
May Lyn is a partner at Hogan Lovells. Based in Brussels for over a decade, May Lyn’s practice consists of advising on competition issues and procedure in relation to multi-jurisdictional mergers and large-scale complex antitrust cases. She works for a broad range of clients, including those in the life sciences, consumer goods, technology, manufacturing and automotive sectors. May Lyn is recognized in the Legal 500 EMEA and as a future leader in Who’s Who Legal…Read more here
Vice Chair: Maria Ouli
Maria leads the JPMorgan Antitrust Compliance Program in EMEA. Maria has extensive experience managing antitrust and competition law risk in global legal, compliance and audit roles in the financial services, communications and manufacturing sectors. As in-house ounsel Maria has also led complex competition and regulatory law litigation including before the UK Supreme Court.
Amarjeet Johal is a Senior Associate in the Regulatory and Corporate Directorate within the Financial Conduct Authority’s Legal Division. His practice includes advisory work on the FCA’s competition powers and competition duty. Before joining the FCA, Amarjeet worked in private practice in Brussels doing predominantly merger work.
Eram Khan is a partner in Goodwin’s Antitrust and Competition Practice in London. She has over a decade of experience working across the spectrum of merger control and conduct-related matters. Eram advises clients across all sectors, with a particular focus on healthcare, life sciences, energy, commodities, financial services and private equity. She has been a key adviser to major corporates, investment banks, institutional investors, and PE houses on their most challenging international transactions…Read more here
Daniel is a partner at Mayer Brown. International clients turn to Daniel Vowden for advice on the full spectrum of EU and UK competition law matters and in relation to foreign direct investment controls, including approvals under the UK National Security and Investment Act. He has acted on complex and challenging UK merger control cases and many high-profile, cross-border deals requiring regulatory approval in Brussels and worldwide. Daniel’s transactional proficiency is balanced with in-depth experience of behavioural and advisory matters, including EU and UK cartel investigations, in particular, the pharmaceuticals, financial services, mining, TMT and retail sectors…Read more here.
Sarah Long is a partner at Euclid Law. She is a competition lawyer with over 15 years’ experience spanning private practice, government policy, and in-house roles. Her UK and EU practice covers a wide variety of sectors, with experience of advising on cartel enforcement, leniency applications, anti-competitive agreements, mergers, abuse of dominance and CMA market investigations. Sarah has a particular focus on online markets and the digital economy, including telecoms (following a secondment to the GSMA), and is a recognised expert in distribution issues raised by e-commerce, having advised a number of leading consumer brands on their EU distribution strategies…Read more here
James Marshall is a former Chair of the Competition Section Advisory Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales and a partner at Covington and Burling. James advises on all aspects of competition law. He regularly counsels clients on merger control, investigations and enforcement, commercial deals, abuse of dominance and compliance…Read more here.
Matt is a former chair of the competition section of the Law Society of England and Wales and a partner at DLA Piper. Matt has over 20 years’ experience advising multinational and UK businesses on complex UK and EU competition law matters and UK national security filings. He coordinates transaction filing strategies across multiple jurisdictions and represents clients before the Competition & Markets Authority and European Commission, guiding them through both phase 1 and phase 2 merger control procedures…Read more here.
Niall is a partner and head of the Competition and Regulation Group at Matheson.He has extensive experience advising Irish and multinational businesses on all aspects of Irish and EU competition law, but particularly on complex merger control mandates. He has developed an influential reputation in the market for delivering the right outcomes for clients in difficult cases (including leading on a number of the recent Phase II merger cases in the jurisdiction). His experience extends to both public and private deals, private equity and venture capital investments and to joint ventures and strategic alliances. Niall also advises on the new Irish foreign direct investment screening regime…Read more here
Ruchit Patel is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. Ruchit is based in their London office and a member of the firm’s governing policy committee. He advises some of the largest companies in the world on matters before the European Commission, UK Competition and Markets Authority, UK sectoral regulators and UK High Court. He also has litigation experience before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal. Ruchit was included in Global Competition Review’s 2020 list of the top young antitrust lawyers in the world: the 40 under 40. Who’s Who Legal characterizes him as a “Future Leader” and comments that “Ruchit Patel is revered as an “skilled, flexible and sharp-minded competition law expert” who is “able to coordinate complex projects.”…Read more here.
Dimitris is a director at DWF. He has developed an interest and expertise in the application of UK/EU competition laws in sectors such as retail, FMCG, manufacturing, entertainment, insurance and financial services.Prior to joining DWF, Dimitris worked for other law firms in London. From 2008 to 2011 Dimitris worked at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT, now CMA) as a principal case officer for more than 30 merger cases, was the team leader of a Chapter 2 CA98 investigation, and assisted in dawn raids and policy projects…Read more here
Sarah has over 20 years experience working for the CMA and its predecessor the OFT. For much of the time, Sarah has specialised in Competition Law, including working for nearly 10 years in Cartel enforcement at the OFT and as a competition policy specialist for seven years at the CMA. Sarah recently moved to the role of Head of Legal Know How, this wide-ranging role covers both legal and cross-CMA knowledge management.