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Addleshaw Goddard

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Partner in the Addleshaw Goddard competition group, based in London, specialising in UK and EC competition and merger control law. Represents clients across a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, IT, industry, transport and retail and has acted on a wide range of cases in the UK and EC. These include: advising clients in recent CMA competition investigations (including construction and e-books); advising clients on recent merger control investigations (including Omnicell/Surgichem and Alliance Medical/IBA Molecular); advising clients in CMA market studies, market investigations, including retail banking, private motor insurance, PPI and NI banking.


Trained Linklaters, qualified 2000; partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP from January 2008.




Law Society European Group; committee member of Competition Law Association; deputy secretary-general of LIDC.


Glenalmond College, Perthshire (1993); Cambridge University (1996, Law (MA) 1st class); College of Law, York (1997 LPC); Kings College London (2001 LLM module).


Rugby, golf, running.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Bruce KilpatrickLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP’s ‘world-class’ and ‘extremely knowledgable’ competition group combines market leading expertise with pragmatic and commercial advice, possessing capabilities across the full scope of transactional, regulatory and contentious antitrust matters. The firm is highly sought after by some of the world’s largest companies for merger control filings, enjoying recent success handling Phase II investigations. The team earns further praise for the continued growth of the tech practice, winning Sony as a new client for market investigations and litigation work. The ‘knowledgable’ and ‘pragmatic’ Natura Gracia, a dual-qualified (English and Spanish) practitioner, is the London practice head, and advises on a wide range of competition matters, specialising in state aid and UK subsidies and regulated sectors. Anna Mitchell excels in complex UK and EU merger control, multi-jurisdictional deals and investigations. Co-head of the UK technology sector team Verity Egerton-Doyle has experience across advisory, investigatory and transactional aspects of competition law in the EU and UK and is noted for her experience with the CMA. The firm hired Bruce Kilpatrick from Addleshaw Goddard in autumn 2023. Former practice co-chair Nicole Kar  left the firm to join Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in December 2023.