Peter Broadhurst, a highly regarded competition lawyer, is joining Crowell & Moring’s London office as a partner, expanding the firm’s capability to advise clients on their most complex UK and EU competition matters.
Broadhurst brings two decades of experience advising companies on competition issues, including merger clearance, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance (acting both for the abused and for the allegedly dominant), distribution arrangements, and developing effective compliance programs. He advises clients on matters in front of the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the UK sectoral regulators, as well as managing processes in front of competition regulators in other jurisdictions.
“Peter has deep experience advising clients on all aspects of competition law related to corporate transactions, including the jurisdictional analysis, strategy, and development of substantive arguments to secure relevant competition law approvals,” said Philip T. Inglima, chair of Crowell & Moring. “His knowledge – especially with the Competition and Markets Authority – will be extremely valuable to our clients. He is a great strategic fit as the firm and our clients continue to expand globally and as the CMA’s importance as an independent regulator gains prominence post-Brexit.”
Broadhurst has in-depth experience working with clients in the technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, energy and infrastructure, industrial, and consumer goods industries. He has particular experience in the issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, structural joint ventures, and cooperation agreements, and in obtaining regulatory approval decisions where necessary.
Broadhurst has advised on numerous UK and EU market studies and investigations, including assisting clients in carrying out internal investigations to assess and monitor their compliance with competition law. He has significant experience advising clients on the application of competition law to their commercial activities, collaborations, non-structural cooperation agreements, distribution, and licensing arrangements. He also helps clients navigate the growing number of foreign direct investment rules in Europe and the UK.
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