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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

Acting nationally and internationally, the competition, EU and trade team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides full-service legal advice to clients on matters concerning market studies and investigations, competition litigation, merger control, distribution arrangements, regulatory issues, state aid, and competition law compliance. Established as a standout in the merger control space, the team also handles reviews regarding foreign direct investment. Of recent note, a team led by Peter Harper convinced the CMA to grant a Phase I clearance to client Tayto Group in relation to its acquisition of The Real Pork Crackling Company. Among other high-profile matters, practice head Ros Kellaway provides competition law advice relating to Brexit. Bringing ‘a great deal of experience across multiple sectors’, Lesley Farrell is also noted. Currently serving as a consultant at the firm,Stephen Rose retired from the partnership in October 2018. Rod Lambert joined from Brodies LLP in April 2018 and splits his time between Brussels and London.

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