Becket McGrath is a partner at competition boutique Euclid, splitting his time between its London and Brussels offices. Before joining Euclid in June 2020, Becket was a partner at US firm Cooley. He was one of the founding partners of that firm’s London office in 2015 and established its Brussels office in 2019.
He advises clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, with an emphasis on defending companies against investigations, distribution issues and merger control. Although he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has a particular interest in the media, technology and life sciences sectors. He is a leading expert on distribution issues raised by e-commerce, including in the context of selective distribution, and has advised a number of major online retailers and marketplaces on a wide range of strategic competition issues.
Becket has worked in both London and Brussels during his career. He has experience of enforcing UK and EU competition law at a senior level in the UK's Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) and retains good links with enforcement agencies and regulators in the UK and across the EU. Becket is a frequent commentator on legal developments. He is a UK non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network and is listed in the latest Who’s Who Legal/Global Competition Review directory of leading competition lawyers.