Mark Simpson > Norton Rose Fulbright > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition; Regulation and Investigations


Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright regularly represents clients in CMA investigations, follow-on damages claims concerning EU Commission infringement decisions, and interventions. Ian Giles and the ‘very sharp’ Mark Simpson jointly lead the practice, with Simpson having a great deal of expertise in acting in EU cartel investigations and price control appeals before the CMA. Susanna Rogers primarily advises clients within the regulated utilities sector; whilst Helen Fairhead exhibits a ‘formidable skillset‘, acting for both claimants and defendants in collective proceedings and cartel damages claims. Caroline Thomas is ‘massively impressive’, and maintains a tech-focused practice, often acting in class actions. Acting as managing partner of the firm, Peter Scott has broad expertise in arbitrations and often appears before the High Court in disputes.

London > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

The competition group at Norton Rose Fulbright is praised by clients for its ‘global reach, skills and knowledge’. Possessing the capabilities to assist clients on the full spectrum of competition matters, the team has a particular focus on the technology, financial, transport and energy sectors. Ian Giles and Mark Simpson respectively head the firm’s EMEA and London practices. Giles covers a range of antitrust and competition law areas, with a specific focus on merger control and cartels. Simpson, described as ‘fantastic’ and ‘very dedicated’, has advised on a number of price control appeals before the CMA. The ‘highly commercial’ Mark Tricker is noted for his expertise in merger control clearances, cartel investigations and market investigations. The team has been strengthened by the arrival of Miranda Cole, who joined from Covington & Burling LLP, and Alexandra Rogers, who joined from White & Case LLP.