Will is an experienced UK/EU competition lawyer who advises on cross-border M&A/private equity deals, cartel investigations, behavioural practices/policies and market investigations. Will also advises on foreign direct investment regulations.
Will joined the Stephenson Harwood Competition team from White & Case LLP. He has worked on large cross-border M&A and private equity transactions involving both UK and EU merger control issues, with a particular focus on the bidding process, pre-emptive analysis, clean team arrangements and due diligence, as well as substantive multi-jurisdictional assessments securing merger clearances for clients. He has further worked with clients on cartel investigations and follow-on damages claims, review of behavioural practices/policies and market investigations.
Will also advises on various forms of commercial agreements, including framework and distribution agreements; and has delivered compliance training for corporate entities, covering topics such as dawn raids, resale price maintenance and interaction between IP/competition law.
Will also advises on foreign direct investment rules, in particular, the UK's new National Security & Investment Bill and public interest regime under the Enterprise Act.
Will has worked for a number of multinational clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, shipping, rail, healthcare and consumer/retail.