UK: Competition veteran back at Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has re-elected a leading antitrust practitioner to its partnership, as it aims to capitalise on what promises to be a busy period in the competition world.

The founding partner of Shearman & Sterling’s London competition practice has returned to the firm’s partnership following over a decade spent working in regulation and consultancy.

Christopher Bright has been elected to the firm’s partnership for a second time, having been first recruited as a partner in May 2001 to establish the New York-headquartered firm’s London antitrust practice.

Bright is a veteran competition practitioner, whose experience covers competition law and utilities regulation including monopoly infringement and advising on state aid, public procurement, joint ventures and cartels, with clients including Intercontinental Exchange, Citibank, AngloAmerican, Viacom, Paramount Pictures, General Healthcare Group and Halcyon Partnerships.

He stepped down from the partnership in 2006, taking a consultancy role while he worked as a member of the remedies standing group and the cost of capital group at the former UK Competition Commission, (now the Competition & Markets Authority) and at the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, overseeing competition enforcement and the deregulation of telecoms and postal services. He previously worked at the Department of Trade and Industry between 1989 and 1991.

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