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Winston & Strawn London LLP

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Peter Crowther

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Winston & Strawn

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EU Competition/Antitrust

Position

Peter Crowther serves as managing partner of Winston & Strawn LLP's London and Brussels offices. Widely recognised as a leading competition and trade lawyer, a significant part of his practice involves advising companies in a wide range of cartel and merger proceedings, and associated litigation.

Peter has significant experience of trade/sanction laws, EU merger control, national and international cartels, state aid, free movement, and other general EU and competition law. He has a long track record of advising broadcasting and telecommunications companies on regulatory matters and also devises and implements compliance programmes covering areas such as competition, trade/sanctions, bribery, and corruption.

Education

Peter is a former law lectrurer and former holder of a Jean Monnet Professorship in European Law. He earned a Ph.D. in EU Competition Law in Telecommunications from Copenhagen Business School in 1997. He received his Masters in Law and Economics from the University of Oxford in 1993 and received a B.A. from Keele University in 1992.


London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The practice at¬†Winston & Strawn London LLP¬†continues to be active in cartel and competition investigations, state aid, and merger control work, in addition to providing strategic competition law advice. Managing partner¬†Peter Crowther¬†is the key figure for competition matters and is ‚Äėvery responsive and has a good sense of business/commercial considerations‚Äô. Crowther is supported by associate¬†Jade-Alexandra Fearns¬†,¬†who splits her time between London and Brussels. The pair have been advising reinsurance conglomerate XL Catlin on its significant competition and EU sanctions concerns. The team was also instructed by Sberbank on its application to the General Court to remove EU capital market access restrictions.

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EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Within: EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

London and Brussels-based managing partner Peter Crowther heads the practice at Winston & Strawn London LLP. Primarily an EU and competition lawyer, his experience includes advising on trade and sanctions laws and devising and implementing appropriate compliance programmes. Crowther and associate Jade-Alexandra Fearns provide ongoing advice to big name corporates including XL Catlin, Liberty Specialty Markets and InterChem on the impact of EU and international and EU trade sanctions legislation on their businesses.

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London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

Winston & Strawn London LLP's team predominantly represents defendants involved in follow-on completion claims, leveraging the firm's acumen in European Commission cases. It provides the spectrum of competition litigation services, including cartel defence, trade and sanctions advice and regulatory advice. 'Responsive' department head Peter Crowther is noted for having 'a good sense of the commercial considerations of a case'; he is currently advising Sberbank in relation to its application to the General Court to remove EU capital market access restrictions imposed by the Council of the European Union against a number of Russian banks.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

With excellent cross-border capabilities, the team at Winston & Strawn London LLP regularly handles corporate work, regulatory matters and litigation in numerous sports. Michael Stepek acted for Bulgarian football club CSKA Sofia in an appeal against UEFA before the CAS, regarding the team's eligibility to play in the 2017-'18 and 2018-'19 Europa League tournaments despite its insolvency in 2016. On the transactional side, Nicholas Usher advised one of the main shareholders in Swansea City FC on the club's sale to a group of US private equity investors. Department head Peter Crowther, who splits his time between London and Brussels, continued to advise the British Athletes Commission (BAC) on issues affecting elite athletes, such as duty of care, selection matters, anti-doping, and communications with governing bodies. Competition expert Jade-Alexandra Fearns is an associate recommended for regulatory and disciplinary matters.

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