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Work 01483 302264
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2423 GUILDFORD-1
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Gustaf Duhs

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Competition.

Position

Head of Competition and Regulatory law. Assisting clients with the full range of competition and regulatory law issues including: CMA investigations and investigations by other regulatory authorities, compliance initiatives and other non-contentious advice (including commercial arrangements), litigation of competition and related issues, public procurement and state aid law advice. Contributor to European Competition Law Review and Global Competition Litigation Review. Frequently quoted in national and international media on competition law issues.

Career

Trained: Office of Fair Trading; qualified: 2003; made partner in present firm: 2013. Legal Adviser, Office of Fair Trading: 2001 – 2006; senior associate, Burges Salmon LLP: 2006 – 2010; head of competition, Stevens & Bolton LLP: 2010 – present.

Languages

Swedish, English.

Member

Member of the Middle Temple, Law Society Competition Section.

Education

Eton College. St. Andrews University (MA hons 1997), City University (Dip law 2000), Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course 2001).

Leisure

Golf, tennis, skiing and surfing.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Stevens & Bolton LLP's practice head Beverley Whittaker, who has more than 25 years of commercial contracts experience, assists clients with procurement, marketing agreements and supply of services, among other matters. Beverley Flynn is another seasoned commercial lawyer, who also leads the firm's data protection work. Nicola Broadhurst heads up the firm's franchising practice, while Gary Parnell is the technology and media head. Another key figure is Gustaf Duhs, who is knowledgeable about the interplay between commercial contracts and regulatory issues in sectors such as fintech, life sciences and telecommunications. Managing associate Charles Maurice and senior associate Oliver Kidd are also recommended. Whittaker and others advise Anheuser-Busch InBev's centralised procurement hub (which is based in Switzerland) on various issues, including large-scale global procurements of goods and services. KIA Motors, Accolade Wines and Kuoni Travel are among other clients.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Stevens & Bolton LLP's multi-disciplined practice covers IP, commercial, competition and disputes matters. Charlotte Tillett leads the team and has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Tom Lingard heads the IP team and is also heavily involved in this sector. Michael Frisby is an expert in life sciences-related disputes, both litigation and arbitration. Commercial lawyer Beverley Flynn advised SecurMed UK on its arrangement with Arvato Systems to establish a medicines verification system for the prescription and supply of medicines in the UK. Construction specialist Stephen Rockhill assisted Institute for Cancer Research with the documentation behind the construction of a new laboratory. Also recommended is competition expert Gustaf Duhs, who worked with the British Generic Manufacturers Association on its application to intervene in the case where the Competition Market Authority fined Pfizer and Flynn for hiking prices of drugs supplied to the NHS.

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South East: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Stevens & Bolton LLP's highly-rated practice is headed by Gustaf Duhs, who is many clients' 'first port of call for competition queries', thanks in part to his 'razor-sharp advice and upper-class service; he cuts to the heart of a problem and goes the extra mile to solve them in the most commercially elegant way'. The practice is regularly called on to advise FTSE corporates multinational clients on strategic competition matters, with particular strength in the life sciences, TMT and FMCG sectors. Duhs is acting alongside senior associate Maliha Carey for the British Generic Manufacturers Association in relation to developments that may have an impact on pricing of medicines; this involved an application to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to intervene in several appeal cases. They are also advising advising a former director of a pharmaceutical company on the CMA's ongoing investigations into suspected anti-competitive agreements and conduct in the pharmaceutical sector. Other highlights included providing merger control advice to media and technology group Metropolis in relation to its acquisition of former Emap business-to-business magazine brands and advising HF Holding on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Gantrail International.

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