The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Norton Rose Fulbright

Living Wage
Work 020 7283 6000
Fax 020 7283 6500

Peter Scott

Work 44 20 7444 3834
Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition; Regulation and Investigations



Competition: EU and global

Within: Competition: EU and global

In January 2018,¬†Norton Rose Fulbright's¬†London-based partner¬†Peter Scott¬†succeeded Martin Coleman as the firm's global antitrust practice head, following the latter's move to the UK CMA to become a non-executive director.¬†Jay Modrall¬†heads up the Brussels team, which covers the full spread of competition work for clients in industries such as energy, life sciences and healthcare, transport, and technology and innovation. It has a first-rate reputation in multijurisdictional merger control matters, and is also highly regarded for antitrust litigation, conduct investigations and general advisory work. Michael J√ľrgen Werner¬†has more than 30 years of competition experience.¬†Christian Filippitsch,¬†of counsel¬†Max Seuster¬†and¬†senior associate¬†Violetta Bourt¬†are other notable individuals in the group.

[back to top]

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Norton Rose Fulbright’s antitrust and competition department has an abundance of experience handling investigations by the CMA. Of particular note, department co-head Peter Scott, supported by recently promoted partner Caroline Thomas, is representing PwC in the CMA’s high-profile market study into the statutory audit market. The team is strong in the merger control space, where Mark Tricker took the lead advising PayPal on the CMA’s Phase II-investigation of PayPal’s $2.2bn acquisition of financial technology company iZettle. Adjusting to recent market trends and the regulator's areas of focus, other growing streams of work for the group involve instructions regarding competition law concerns resulting from Brexit, digital markets and blockchain. Practice co-head Ian Giles is highly recommended.

[back to top]

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Norton Rose Fulbright's practice, which is led by Peter Scott, has seen an increase in instructions involving sovereign and state entities, as emerging markets crack down on corruption. The team advises on cross-border disputes, asset tracing, insolvency, cyber-fraud, bribery, money laundering, economic sanctions and corruption. Clients include corporates, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and senior executives. Other areas of expertise include worldwide freezing orders, proprietary injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal Orders and search orders. Key partners include the 'hugely impressive' Ruth Cowley and 'very sharp litigator' Matthew Waudby; recently promoted partner Harriet Jones-Fenleigh is also recommended.

[back to top]

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Norton Rose Fulbright 'provides in-depth sector knowledge and real identification with clients' issues and priorities; it is also one of the easiest teams around to work with'. The firm's disputes lawyers advise multinational and domestic corporate clients on the full spectrum of complex contentious corporate and commercial matters. It acts for public and private companies operating across the financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, and life sciences and healthcare sectors. Recommended advisers are Ruth Cowley, Antony Corsi, Ffion Flockhart, Neil Miller and Patrick Bourke, along with EMEA head of litigation and  disputes and global head of antitrust Peter Scott . Of counsels Jane Park-Weir and Charlie Weston-Simons, who was promoted in 2018, are also recommended. Harriet Jones-Fenleigh was made partner in 2019. Veteran litigator and white collar specialist Sam Eastwood left for Mayer  Brown in 2018.

[back to top]

Competition litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Scott - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Competition litigation

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the antitrust and competition team assists both claimants and defendants with proceedings before multiple courts and regulatory bodies at the UK and EU level. The group advises on follow-on damages claims, complex litigation strategy, and contentious regulatory matters. The department’s work in the energy sector is of particular note - it is handling multiple appeals before the CMA and is increasingly attracting new mandates in the same space. Team members have expertise in the mobile telecoms sector as well. Led by practice co-heads Peter Scott and Mark Simpson, a team is representing a large telecoms company in bringing damages claims against smart-chip producers before the High Court.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to