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Samantha Mobley

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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EU, competition and trade.


Samantha Mobley heads the EU, Competition & Trade Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's London office. She led the Firm's Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group for six years. Samantha is recommended as a leading individual for competition law in the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Who's Who Legal in 2016. She was featured in the Global Competition Review's 2016 Women in Antitrust Survey as one of the top 150 women in antitrust globally. She is also a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. Samantha has extensive experience in all areas of EC and UK competition law including cartel defence and merger control regulations. She also regularly advises the boards of UK plcs in numerous industry sectors on antitrust compliance matters.


Trained Baker McKenzie; qualified 1993; spent time in Baker McKenzie's Washington DC office on antitrust cases 1995-96. Named in Global Competition Review's Top 100 Women in Antitrust; member of the Times Law Panel.




London Law Society - Member, Competition Committee; Law Society of England & Wales - Past-Chair of Committee of the Competition Section; American Bar Association - Member of the Antitrust Section; International Bar Association - Officer and Secretary of the Antitrust Committee


University of Bristol (LL.B.) (1989); College of Law at Guildford (L.S.F.) (1990); King's College London, UK (Post Graduate Diploma) (1999)


Qualified PADI divemaster (scuba diving).

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The 'excellent' competition practice at Baker McKenzie acts for clients across a wide range of industry sectors including consumer goods and retail, financial services, energy, mining and infrastructure, industrials and technology. Samantha Mobley  heads the firm’s EU, competition and trade practice and is advising Unilever with senior associate Irena Apostopoulos on the acquisition of Latin American consumer goods firm Quala, which required clearance at Phase 1 stage in Mexico and in Phase II in Colombia.  Keith Jones advised British American Tobacco on the acquisition of brands and retail assets of Bulgartabac, requiring regulatory approval in a number of Balkan states. Ross Denton  is noted for his expertise in cartel matters, acting for clients such as Mitsubishi Electric and Fedex. Jonathan Stoodley joined the team in December 2017 as a consultant, having previously worked for the Secretariat-General of the EC.

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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Baker McKenzie’s cross-departmental Brexit team in London, which is jointly led by Samantha Mobley and Ross Denton, works closely with other practitioners located across the worldwide network to provide fully-coordinated, strategic advice to businesses on their most complex operational challenges. The firm’s depth and breadth of expertise makes it particularly well-placed to advise clients on global restructurings and trade-related issues; Denton, who heads up the London trade practice, is a seasoned expert in the public regulation of international trade, export controls and customs matters. In addition, other areas covered by the trade practice include sanctions and WTO law. Mobley has decades of experience advising clients on global competition issues. Clients also count on the expertise of practitioners with knowledge about other areas, such as employment and immigration, regulatory compliance and tax. Elsewhere, in addition to providing standalone advice to clients, another value-add is that the firm liaises with various authorities across the globe to stay up to speed on developments. It also has strong connections with a number of UK trade associations. Jennifer Revis, Emily Carlisle and Kate Alexander are among other individuals in the sizeable Brexit team.

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