Cameron Firth > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Cameron is an anti-trust lawyer with over 15 years’ experience practising all aspects of antitrust law in the UK and the EU. Cameron regularly represents a wide range of clients before the UK Competition & Markets Authority and the European Commission, as well as before the English and European Courts.
Cameron advises clients on the full range of antitrust law issues, including:
- obtaining merger control clearances from regulators throughout the world;
- dawn raids and inspections undertaken by the UK and EU regulators;
- investigations (both by regulators and internal) in relation to anti-trust compliance; and
- providing advice and guidance on anti-trust and state aid compliance for both dominant and non-dominant companies.
Cameron has extensive experience of antitrust and regulatory litigation before the English Courts and the European Courts in relation to antitrust and regulatory issues, including cartel damages cases, having represented parties claiming damages as well as parties defending such claims.
Cameron has particular expertise in the application of antitrust law in the retail/consumer sector as well as the application of both antitrust law and IP/regulatory law in the pharmaceutical and media/telecoms/broadcasting sectors.
Cameron has a BA (Hons) in Law from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in European Law from the Institute of European Studies, University of Brussels. Cameron also has experience of working for the regulator, having worked for DG Competition.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Steered by seasoned competition expert Malcolm Walton, Macfarlanes LLP is routinely engaged in high-stakes disputes arising from regulatory investigations, collective damages proceedings, and precedent-setting appeals. Cameron Firth enjoys a stellar reputation in the market – and the pharmaceuticals sector especially – on account of his broad capabilities in merger control matters, dawn raids and inspections, and contentious matters before the English and EU courts. Simon Day is similarly well regarded for his expertise in group litigation, handling numerous individual and collective damages actions for clients in the transport, automotive, and banking sectors. Emma Radcliffe, who was promoted to partner in May 2021, is noted for her proficiency in investigations before both the European Commission and the CMA, as well as follow-on claims at the High Court and in the CAT. Senior counsel Caja Griesenbach maintains a keen focus on jurisdiction challenges.
Macfarlanes LLP‘s combination of ‘excellent legal knowledge and commercial acumen‘ makes them a strong choice for a wide variety of clients, ranging from pharmaceutical companies to industrial manufacturers. Steered by practice head Malcolm Walton, the team regularly advises on cross-jurisdictional merger control actions, FDI proceedings, and high-stakes investigations instigated by the CMA, among other relevant authorities. Cameron Firth is widely lauded by peers and clients alike for his capabilities in CMA investigations and merger control matters, most notably in the pharmaceutical sector. The ‘excellent‘ Tom Usher is recommended for his ‘unparalleled’ competition knowledge in the financial services and broadcasting sectors, while Emma Radcliffe draws equal praise for her work in cross-border cartel investigations. Simon Day specialises in private damage actions for competition law breaches, including collective and individual claims.
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- EU and competition - London > Corporate and commercial
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