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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Bruce Kilpatrick

Tel:
Work 020 7544 5124
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Competition.

Position

Partner in the Addleshaw Goddard competition group, based in London, specialising in UK and EC competition and merger control law. Represents clients across a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, IT, industry, transport and retail and has acted on a wide range of cases in the UK and EC. These include: advising clients in recent CMA competition investigations (including construction and e-books); advising clients on recent merger control investigations (including Omnicell/Surgichem and Alliance Medical/IBA Molecular); advising clients in CMA market studies, market investigations, including retail banking, private motor insurance, PPI and NI banking.

Career

Trained Linklaters, qualified 2000; partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP from January 2008.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society European Group; committee member of Competition Law Association; deputy secretary-general of LIDC.

Education

Glenalmond College, Perthshire (1993); Cambridge University (1996, Law (MA) 1st class); College of Law, York (1997 LPC); Kings College London (2001 LLM module).

Leisure

Rugby, golf, running.


London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Bruce Kilpatrick heads the ‘incredibly attentive’, ‘commercial’, and ‘practical’ team at Addleshaw Goddard, which is especially strong in the financial services, consumer and retail and regulated utility sectors and counts JD Sports, Ofwat and the Department for Transport among its clients. Kilpatrick and associate Michael Speer have been providing multi-jurisdictional merger control guidance to GVC in respect of its recommended offer for Ladbrokes Coral. Rona Bar-Isaac has been acting for Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in relation to the client’s proposed merger to combine with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Managing associate Al Mangan has been advising SSE on the merger control and competition law issues associated with its investment in the Dogger Bank wind farm.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

EU competition

Within: EU competition

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘very pragmatic’ team ‘quickly gets to grips with client parameters and the issues at hand’ and its Manchester-based team is noted for its contentious expertise;  the team is acting as co-counsel on behalf of the Road Haulage Association in collective proceedings brought against truck manufacturers to recover damages resulting from a 14-year cartel. The team is also defending NKT Cables on claims brought by National Grid and Scottish Power for alleged overcharges relating to the high voltage cables infringement decision of the European Commission. Mark Molyneux  heads the competition litigation team; his ‘experience of running big-ticket litigation is invaluable’ and his ‘ability to pick up issues and propose sensible solutions is a real asset’.  The Manchester team works closely with national team head Bruce Kilpatrick and Rona Bar-Isaac, who are mainly based in the firm’s London office, and managing associate Clare Walker in Leeds.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Addleshaw Goddard is ‘a very pragmatic firm that quickly gets to grips with client parameters and the issues at hand’ and ‘utilises its technically excellent and commercial team to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the bigger players in the market’. Managing associate Clare Walker is the key name in the Leeds office and works closely with the ‘invaluableMark Molyneux in Manchester and London-based Bruce Kilpatrick and Rona Bar Isaac. Highlights included acting for Bruntwood Management Services on multiple state aid issues, representing the Road Haulage Association in collective proceedings against truck manufacturers to recover damages arising from a cartel, and defending NKT Cables in claims brought by National Grid and Scottish Power alleging overcharges relating to the high voltage cables infringement decision of the EC. Other clients include JD Sports Fashion, SSE, Saga, the Department for Transport and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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