Daniel Vowden is a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in the Brussels office. He advises international clients on the full spectrum of EU and UK competition law matters and in relation to foreign direct investment controls, including approvals under the UK National Security and Investment Act. Daniel has acted on complex and challenging UK merger control cases and many high-profile, cross-border deals requiring international regulatory approvals. Daniel’s transactional expertise is balanced with in-depth experience of behavioural and advisory matters, including EU and UK cartel investigations, with a particular focus on the pharmaceuticals, financial services, mining, TMT, and retail sectors. Daniel speaks regularly at antitrust conferences in Brussels and London and has been published in a range of specialist journals. He is the editor of Herbert Smith Freehills’ quarterly update on EMEA-wide cartel developments, Cartel Intel, and is a contributor to Global Competition Review’s Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide. As a member of the European Competition Law Forum, Daniel has led or contributed to policy papers on the UK hold separate merger rules, EU proposed controls on foreign subsidies and reforms to the application of Article 22 EU Merger Regulation. Daniel is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is admitted to the Brussels bar (A-list).

2023 Awards

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

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