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.
The EU General Court overturns the Commission’s decision to fine a semiconductor chip manufacturer €1.06 billion for abusing its dominant position (Intel)Concurrences, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Matthew Readings, James Webber, Ruba Noorali, The EU General Court overturns the Commission’s decision to fine a semiconductor chip manufacturer €1.06 billion for abusing its dominant position (Intel), 26 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 105642
UK Supreme Court gives important judgment in the Visa/Mastercard ‘interchange fee’ litigationShearman & Sterling Perspectives, Matthew Readings, James Webber, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Jonathan Swil, James Matthews and Ruba Noorali, June 23, 2020
HSBC V. COMMISSION: JUST GIVE THEM A REASONMatthew Readings, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Ruba Noorali, Shearman and Sterling, September 2019
The EU Commission Imposes a fine of €28 million for “gun-jumping” on a japanese manufacturer of imaging and optical productsSara Ashall, James Webber and Matthew Readings, e-Competitions Bulletin, June 2019