Peter Willis

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Peter is co-head of Bird & Bird’s competition and EU team, based in London. The Chambers and Partners directory 2014 described him as having an ‘impressive knowledge of the energy sector’. He provides no-nonsense advice on the application of EU and national competition and regulatory rules. Clients rely on his in-depth understanding of the interaction between competition rules and the complex technical, commercial and regulatory arrangements governing the operation of energy networks and markets. He is well-known for his expertise in relation to the third EU energy liberalisation package, Clean Energy Package, EU network codes, REMIT and other sector rules. He also has considerable experience of advising on disputes between businesses in which competition and regulatory issues arise, particularly competition follow-on damages claims. Peter is a regular speaker on competition and regulatory issues at conferences around Europe, and is often asked to explain complex competition and regulatory issues in the press and media. He is the author of well-received books and articles on EU and UK competition law. He is the author of the GB chapter of a book by the Florence School of Regulation: Capacity Mechanisms in the EU Energy Market: Law, Policy, and Economics, published in October 2015.

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