Becket is a partner in Cooley’s London office, where he heads the competition law team. He advises clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, with an emphasis on defending companies against agency investigations, counselling, compliance, competition litigation and merger control. Although he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has a particular interest in the media, technology, e-commerce and life sciences sectors, as well as the interface between intellectual property and competition law. He also represents companies in UK consumer protection proceedings, primarily in the technology sector.
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 United Kingdom and across the European Union. Becket is a frequent commentator on legal developments and is on the editorial board of the publication Digital Business Lawyer. He is also a UK non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and is involved with the ICN’s ongoing work on vertical agreements.
Becket was identified by Global Competition Review in May 2008 as one of the top 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40 worldwide. Becket is listed as a Thought Leader in the latest Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review directory of leading competition lawyers and is also recommended by The Legal 500.