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Slaughter and May

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Isabel Taylor

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

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Partner in the competition group, working on a full range of EU and UK competition matters, including merger control notifications, advice on enforcement action by competition and sectoral regulators, state aid, public procurement and market investigations.


Research assistant Law Commission 1995-96; trained Slaughter and May, qualified 1999; associate solicitor 1999-2007; partner 2008.


Law Society Competition Section Committee, City of London Law Society Competition Law Committee.


The Tiffin Girls School, Kingston upon Thames; Peterhouse, Cambridge University (1992 BA; 1995 MA).

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Isabel Taylor - Slaughter and May

Within: EU and competition

The standard of service at Slaughter and May¬†¬†is ‚Äėalways of the highest calibre‚Äô, and the practice is rated for its ‚Äėextremely responsive, friendly and knowledgeable‚Äô approach.¬†¬†Philippe Chappatte¬†(‚Äėdeep legal knowledge in the whole of this field, can think creatively about problems, always helpful‚Äô) is the global head of the firm‚Äôs Competition Group. Chappatte and¬†Jackie Holland¬†¬†acted for payments systems infrastructure provider VocaLink and its shareholders in relation to its acquisition by Mastercard, which was referred to the CMA and necessitated the development of a set of behavioural undertakings, which the CMA accepted in lieu of a Phase 2 investigation. The ‚Äėvery astute and attentive‚Äô¬†¬†Claire Jeffs¬†¬†acted for Google on the European Commission‚Äôs investigation into its AdSense for Search advertising services and Android operating system. Other highlights saw¬†Bertrand Louveaux¬†¬†representing Punch Taverns on the CMA‚Äôs Phase 1 review of Heineken‚Äôs acquisition of the Punch Securitisation A Estate and¬†Isabel Taylor¬†advising the UK Treasury on a series of measures put forward to the European Commission to be implemented by RBS in lieu of its State aid commitments to divest the Williams & Glynn business.

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London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

'Intellectually superb and relentless in pursuing the highest possible standards', the team at Slaughter and May, which is led by the 'esteemed' Richard Swallow, has 'an enviable' reputation in competition litigation. Predominantly acting for defendants in some of the most high-profile claims, the group works closely with the global competition department, which is headed by Philippe Chappatte. Highlights included handling the principal UK actions and European follow-on litigation for British Airways in a major global multi-party litigation, following on from the air cargo cartel investigation. In another standout matter, it is representing Koninklijke Philips in a damages claim brought by in the English High Court by iiyama, arising from the European Commission's CRT and CRT Glass cartel decisions. It is also acting for MAN in various damages actions in courts and tribunals in the UK concerning the European Commission's truck cartel investigation.  Also recommended are the 'brilliant and meticulous' Jonathan Clark, 'tactically shrewd' Isabel Taylor, 'tough litigator' Sarah Lee and Camilla Sanger, who was promoted to partner in May 2018.

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