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Gordon Moir

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Gordon is a partner in the telecommunications, technology and media regulatory team. Internationally recognised as an expert in the telecoms and media sector, Gordon has provided strategic advice on most of the consolidations in the global telecoms sector in the last decade, either as a participant to the consolidation or as a challenger. His team also specialise in complex issues on market access, regulation of next generation telecoms services, net neutrality issues and data protection. Increasingly he is called on to provide insights into regulation in other sectors, financial services, energy and water as well as issues on convergence, including the internet of things and connected cars, content and broadcasting and sports law issues. Gordon has also substantial experience in developing funding arrangements for clients including for competition law actions. Clients he has been advising during the past year include a number of high profile global telecoms companies and financial services and energy players.


Trainee, McGrigor Donald 1995-1997; Assistant solicitor, Ashurst Morris Crisp 1998-1999; Head of regulation, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, BT Plc 1999-2001; Vice president, Commercial Legal and Regulatory for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, BT Plc 2001-2007; General counsel, BT Retail; Head of global antitrust and regulatory law team, BT Group 2007-2009; Company Secretary and Executive Member, Wheatley Group (GHA) 2009-2011; Partner and head of London office, Webb Henderson LLP 2011-2014; Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP 2014 to date. Publications of note: Encyclopedia of European Law, past editor, Sweet and Maxwell; Maastricht Treaty annotated version, Sweet and Maxwell.




Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Ireland


University of Aberdeen (1993 LLB Hons; 1994 Dip LP); College of Europe, Bruges (1997 LLM).

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The ‚Äėdown-to-earth‚Äô practice at¬†Shepherd and Wedderburn¬†delivers ‚Äėhigh quality specialist advice‚Äô and ‚Äėhands-on attention from partners‚Äô, with a client roster which includes Teva, BT, Skyscanner and Heineken.¬† The firm‚Äôs competition team is now led by¬†Gordon Moir¬†following¬†John Schmidt's departure to¬†Arnold & Porter. Moir and solicitor advocate¬†John MacKenzie¬†continued to act for the European Competitive Telecoms Association on its intervention on behalf of the EC in the case of Orange Polska v EC. Consultant¬†Annemaree McDonough¬†is noted for her experience in regulatory matters in the telecoms sector, while¬†Guy Harvey¬†and¬†Claire Stockford¬†are important team members on the contentious competition side.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Shepherd and Wedderburn is highlighted for its 'actionable advice, balanced with business acumen and industry knowledge'. Head of telecommunications, Gordon Moir, is leading a team representing BT Global Services in high value follow-on damages claim against Orange in France. In another highlight Joanna Boag-Thomson  advised Satellite Solutions Worldwide on the negotiations of its distributor arrangements with Euro Broadband Retail to expand its operations in the retail market for residential broadband across Europe. Paul Carlyle heads the group's media and technology team which regularly assists financial services sector on ICT procurement projects. Vodafone, Expereo and Sainsbury's Bank are all clients.

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