Catriona Munro > Dentons > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

EU, Competition and Regulatory.


Before joining the Firm in 1998, Catriona worked in Brussels and London. She is qualified as a solicitor both in England & Wales and in Scotland. Although she has a wide-ranging practice, her particular areas of expertise are cartels and contentious competition proceedings. She has acted in a number of major EU and UK cases, including several successful leniency applications. She has extensive experience of private damages cases in England & Wales, Scotland and other jurisdictions, acting for both claimants and defendants, and in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and in the ordinary courts. She was recently described as an opponent in litigation as “someone to have on your side, not against you”.

Her practice also includes advising on merger clearances, competition complaints, state aids and public procurement as well as other areas of European and competition law. Catriona has experience of anti-dumping proceedings and European Court challenges.

Catriona has for a number of years contributed to Getting the Deal Through’s publication Private Antitrust Litigation and contributed the Scotland chapter to a major textbook on International Competition Litigation.


Qualified as a barrister 1990; Ashurst, Brussels 1992-93; Freshfields, London 1994-98; qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales 1997; Maclay Murray & Spens LLP since 1998; qualified as a solicitor in Scotland 1999; partner Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2002 to date; accredited mediator.


French (fluent), German (good), Dutch (some).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

Dentons demonstrates a tenacity for merger control, compliance, vertical supply chain, competition litigation, public procurement, utilities regulation and dawn raid mandates, deploying its far-reaching international network to handle both domestic and cross-border affairs. Practice head Michael Dean is reputed for the full array of competition law matters, a forte which he complements with extensive expertise of regulatory law, particularly within the water, post and power fields. Elsewhere, Catriona Munro is a go-to for state aid, cartel and contentious competition law affairs meanwhile counsel Carolyn Burns is forging a prominent reputation among government and regulatory clients. Senior associate Melanie Martin is also a key member of the team, having notably advised the UK government on competition, Brexit and state aid-related issues.