Francesco Liberatore > Squire Patton Boggs > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Squire Patton Boggs
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London > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

Squire Patton Boggs‘excellent team’ possesses a truly multifarious competition offering, regularly advising on multi-jurisdictional merger clearance processes, cartel investigations, FDI reviews, and state aid matters. Newly appointed global practice chair Diarmuid Ryan enjoys a stellar reputation on account of his far-reaching EU and UK competition expertise and associated compliance advice. Triple-qualified (English, Belgian, and Irish) Martin Rees is called on to handle cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the CMA and the European Commission, while Francesco Liberatore is highly regarded for his niche expertise in the communications sector. Senior associate Tatiana Siakka is also recommended. All named lawyers are based between London and Brussels.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

The communications, IP and technology group at Squire Patton Boggs is praised as a ‘very strong team‘. The group is well-versed in undertaking technology and telecoms transactions and M&A, as well as handling the regulatory and competition aspects of those transactions. Andrew Wilkinson is head of the firm’s IP and technology EMEA group and advises UK and international users of technology on a wide variety of matters, from cloud arrangements to system design, implementation and maintenance mandates. Francesco Liberatore leads the communication regulation group, and is notable for advising clients in the telecoms space. Senior associate James Pearson stands out for his expertise in technology contracts and the supply of IT, and Malcolm Dowden joined the group from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in March 2022.