David Wood is an English and Belgian qualified partner in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He has lived and worked in Brussels since 1991. Mr Wood’s practice encompasses the full range of antitrust issues, including cartels, merger control (often involving the coordination of cases before several different competition authorities), abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements, sector inquiries and private enforcement. He has particular experience with cases involving abusive pricing and refusals to supply by dominant undertakings, as well as the establishment of joint dominance and network-related issues. He has strong expertise in the financial services, transport and media/high-tech sectors.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr Wood spent 10 years at the antitrust enforcement division of the European Commission (DG Competition), including positions as head of the Financial Services Unit and acting head of the Media Unit. He is one of the few lawyers in private practice to have held a senior position in the European Commission, and brings his clients both deep experience of European antitrust enforcement, and valuable insights into how to manage risk and avoid problems.