Matthew O’Regan

Burges Salmon LLP

Matthew O’Regan is a partner in the competition unit of Burges Salmon. He read law at the University of Nottingham and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. He qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and was a member of the Brussels Bar between 2001 and 2011, where he worked in the Brussels office of a leading international law firm.

Mr O’Regan’s expertise covers a broad range of industry sectors. He advises and represents a broad range of British and international clients on all aspects of UK, EU and international competition law, both contentious and non-contentious.

He has obtained EU and UK merger clearances for numerous and often complex and multi-jurisdictional mergers, many of which have required negotiation and implementation of complex remedies. He has defended companies in EU and UK cartel, antitrust and dominance investigations, including obtaining leniency and successfully concluding investigations by negotiating commitments. He advises public bodies, beneficiaries and complainants in state aid proceedings before the European Commission. He has appeared as an advocate in several leading cartel and state aid cases before the EU courts, successfully obtaining significant reductions in fines and the annulment of conditions imposed by the Commission in state aid proceedings. He also conducts competition litigation and judicial review proceedings before the English High Court and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Mr O’Regan publishes and speaks on a wide range of subjects. He is a general editor of Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet: EU Competition Law and Regulation (third edition, 2010), to which he contributed the chapters on market conduct and mergers.

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