Becket McGrath is a partner in in the antitrust and competition practice at Cooley’s London office. Becket advises clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, with an emphasis on defending companies against investigations (before both the CMA and European Commission), behavioural counselling, compliance, competition litigation and merger control. Although he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has a particular interest in e-commerce, media, technology and communications, as well as the interface between intellectual property and competition law. 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). Becket is the author of the Private Enforcement division of Butterworths Competition Law, a standard reference work, and is a member of the editorial board of Digital Business Lawyer.
Becket was identified by Global Competition Review in May 2008 as one of the top 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40 worldwide. He is recommended in the current edition of The Legal 500 UK and recognised as a notable practitioner by Chambers UK.