Martin McElwee is a Competition law partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer based in its London office. He helps clients manage the strategy in relation to competition law issues and covers all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control, antitrust, market reviews and State aid. He has acted in a wide range of cases in front of the European Commission and the UK competition and sectoral regulators. Martin works across all sectors, but has particular expertise in the TMT and financial sectors. In these fast-moving sectors, the application of competition law presents particular challenges, and Martin’s understanding of his clients’ business is central to achieving results for them. Much of his work is multinational in nature – including cross-border mergers, pan-European investigations and counselling clients on their global antitrust strategy. Many of his cases involve managing a team of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, in a merger case involving two companies providing technology solutions to the travel industry, confirms the Competition Authority ’ s broad discretion to review deals with limited UK nexus (Sabre / Farelogix)Concurrences Bulletin, Megan Yeates, Theodore Souris, Thomas McGrath and Martin McElwee, 21 May 2021, e-Competitions