Recently promoted to special counsel, Tom has extensive experience of antitrust investigations in the financial services sector. He has been the lead associate on five such investigations in the last six years. Tom’s work includes advising Deutsche Bank on its successful defence of the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into credit default swaps, which was recognised by Global Competition Review as the 2016 European Behavioural Matter of the Year.
More broadly, Tom regularly represents clients in antitrust and merger proceedings before both the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and has in-depth experience of the investigative process. He has also successfully represented clients in appeals to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (Durkan v OFT) and the EU General Court (MasterCard v Commission).