DLA Piper has appointed Matt Evans as a partner to its London based Competition team. He joined from Jones Day where he led the firm’s UK Competition practice.
He is a highly experienced and established competition partner, with a particular focus on the merger control aspects of corporate transactions but also other areas of competition such as investigations into anti-competitive agreements and practices, including cartels and supply arrangements, market investigations, abuse of dominant position, State aid, and general commercial issues. His experience includes representing a number of “marquee” international clients across a broad range of sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, betting and gaming, FMCG, technology, entertainment, and real estate.
Matt joins the Competition team in London, led by Sarah Smith and will help to support the continued growth of the firms international Corporate practice on its transactional work as well as the increased engagement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as its responsibilities evolve post Brexit.
Commenting on the appointment, International Head of DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory Practice, Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry said, “The firm’s UK Litigation & Regulatory Group continues to perform strongly and to support this growth we continue to recruit strategically across the practice. Matt’s appointment is a part of this drive and we look forward to the contribution he will make, in particular supporting our clients on the competition and merger control aspects of their corporate transactions and goals.”
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