Matthew Readings Shearman & Sterling


Matthew Readings is a partner with Shearman & Sterling, based in the firm’s London office. He splits his time between London and Brussels and focuses on EU and UK competition law, including transactional and behavioral/contentious work. Matthew advises a broad range of clients on strategic merger clearance issues, represents clients before the European Commission and the CMA, oversees multi-jurisdictional merger clearance processes in countries throughout the world and has handled complex European Commission and CMA cases including Phase II investigations and remedy cases. He also advises on cartel investigations by the European Commission appeals to the European Courts (where he appears as an advocate) and UK cartel investigations and market studies/investigations by the CMA and sector regulators such as the FCA. He is experienced in private enforcement of antitrust rights in the UK courts. Matthew is recommended in the principal legal directories and teaches EU competition law at Oxford University.

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Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Private Enforcement

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Procedure

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

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