Andrew Hockley is Practice Group Leader for White Collar, Antitrust & International Trade, and heads the firm’s Antitrust & Competition practice. He has extensive experience in the mainstream competition areas of mergers, cartels, abuse of dominance, distribution and other commercial relationships. Andrew advises transaction parties on the application of the UK’s National Security & Investment Act and other foreign investment regimes to their transactions. He also advises a number of the UK’s leading utilities, their counterparties and investors on issues of economic regulation. Andrew is recognised for building a market leading Competition Litigation practice, advising both defendants and claimants on the most important cases in the UK. Prior to joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Andrew was Competition Counsel at BP plc and responsible for advising all areas of the business on competition law and regulatory matters. Andrew has also worked in private practice in Brussels and London, where he has represented clients on numerous high-profile cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities and regulators around the world. Andrew holds post-graduate qualifications in competition law and economics from Kings College London. He is an English-qualified solicitor, a former member of the Brussels Bar and contributes actively to numerous competition and regulatory law publications, organisations and events. At the present time, Andrew is based primarily in Sydney and registered as an Australian-Registered Foreign Lawyer with the New South Wales Law Society. In addition to maintaining his UK practice, he is active “on the ground” as a representative for BCLP, available to support and facilitate clients’ activities with a broad Australian nexus, including in their interactions with our valued network of Australian preferred firms.
BEIS issues anticipated National Security & Investment Act market guidance notesBryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Andrew Hockley, Victoria Newbold and Paul Culliford, July 2022