Latham earned a top three ranking in every antitrust category, including merger control, cartel, non-cartel, and private litigation.
Simon Pritchard advises clients on their highest stakes UK, EU, and international competition law matters.
Mr. Pritchard draws upon more than 25 years’ experience, having served in government on the Office of Fair Trading’s Senior Executive Team and as the UK’s first Senior Director of Mergers, and in private practice in Brussels, London, and Washington, D.C.
He now guides market-leading companies on:
- Complex Phase 1 and 2 merger control including parallel EU/UK, US/UK, and other multi-jurisdictional inquiries
- Challenging agency decisions and precedent-setting merger litigation before the Competition Appeal Tribunal
- Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) market investigations
- UK cartel inquiries including leniency applications
A recognized thought leader, Mr. Pritchard has regularly acted as a competition expert to various UK Parliamentary and Whitehall committees, and served as nongovernmental adviser to the Office of Fair Trading and the US Federal Trade Commission. Having helped shape certain foundational aspects of modern UK merger enforcement, he also remains an active participant in periodic efforts to adapt and improve competition policy and procedure in the UK.