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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Lesley Farrell

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Lesley is a partner in our UK commercial practice. She has a broad range of experience in European and UK competition and state aid law and has represented clients before the OFT, the Competition Commission and the European Commission. Her areas of work include mergers, cartel investigations and behavioural matters. She  has particular expertise and experience in competition litigation.
She has been involved in a number of high profile cases including acting on behalf of Generics UK when it successfully defended its prosecution by the SFO for cartel conduct. Lesley has also acted for both Claimants and Defendants in relation to cartel damages claims and other competition related litigation in both the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

She has sector experience in media, pharmaceuticals, energy and financial services.

She is a former Chair of the Law Society’s European Group.


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London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Ros Kellaway ‘leads a gold standard competition law practice’ at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP , which provides ‘clear, well-argued and thorough analyses’ to clients including Agents’ Mutual, Anglian Water Group and Hermes Airports. ‘Excellent and best in class at what she does’, Kellaway continues to assist Volkswagen Group with strategic and day-to-day competition advice on all aspects of the operation of its UK business. Lesley Farrell acted for Europcar in proceedings against Mastercard and Visa in a claim under Article 101 TFEU in relation to domestic and cross-border multilateral interchange fees, while Peter Harper obtained Phase 1 clearance from the CMA for Fintrax’s acquisition of GB TaxFree. Other recommended team members include ‘calm, sensible and commercial’ FCA procedures expert Julia Woodward-Carlton; ‘methodical, knowledgeable and client-focused’ principal associate Elizabeth Coleman; and ‘experienced’ consultant Nicola Holmes .

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