Susan Black is a senior partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, in the firm’s London office. She specialises in EU and UK competition law, advising clients on major acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic matters (including compliance) and high profile investigations. Susan has extensive experience of advising companies across various sectors and industries, with a particular focus on consumer/retail and she is co-head of the firm’s consumer sector group. She was a co-founder of the firm’s Women Lawyers Network and has been a driving force behind the firm’s diversity initiatives. Susan is consistently recognised and praised by clients in the major legal directories, most recently having been included in the Legal 500 UK 2022 Hall of Fame for EU and Competition.

2023 Awards

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

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