Philipp Girardet

Philipp Girardet is a Partner in the firm's EU and competition department. Philipp advises on competition law and regulatory issues in a wide range of industry sectors, including retail, telecoms, water and music. He has particular expertise in cartel and leniency issues. Philipp also has experience of advising on complex merger control issues both at EU and national level and has advised on contentious matters before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.Prior to joining SJ Berwin LLP, Philipp was the deputy director of cartels group at the OFT where he was responsible for the OFT's civil cartel cases and for developing and operating the OFT's leniency policy. He also worked on criminal cartel offence investigations. Philipp chaired the ECN leniency working group for two years and is the co-author of the ECN Model Leniency Programme. He represented the OFT on cartel issues both nationally and internationally and worked closely with the European Commission and the US Department of Justice on a broad range of competition policy issues. He frequently publishes and speaks on cartel and leniency issues.

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