David Wood is an English qualified partner in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr Wood’s practice encompasses the full range of antitrust issues, including cartels, merger control (often involving the coordination of cases before several different competition authorities), abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements, sector inquiries and private enforcement. He has particular experience with cases involving abusive pricing and refusals to supply by dominant undertakings, as well as the establishment of joint dominance and network-related issues. He has strong expertise in the financial services and media/high-tech sectors, and is also experienced in the pharmaceutical, chemical, software, consumer electronics and transport sectors.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr Wood spent 10 years at the antitrust enforcement division of the European Commission (DG Competition), including positions as Head of the Financial Services Unit and Acting Head of the Media Unit. He is one of the few lawyers in private practice to have held such a senior position, meaning he brings to his clients not only deep experience of European antitrust enforcement, but also valuable insights into how to manage risk and avoid problems. During his time at the Commission he was responsible for the teams involved in some of the most hard-fought cartel cases and some of the most high-profile and complex media, transport and financial services cases. He was also a member of the Commission working groups responsible for most of the significant developments in EU antitrust policy and appeared regularly before the European Courts of Justice.