Euan Burrows Ashurst (London)

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Euan is a partner in the Dispute Resolution and Competition departments, specialising in all aspects of contentious UK and EU competition law. He has considerable experience in dealing with the European Commission, UK regulators, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and private courts (including advocacy higher rights of audience). His work centres on competition law investigations, competition litigation and EU law. Notable competition litigation matters including the first UK follow-on damages action from an OFT decision; the first appeal to the CAT of a UK merger control decision; 15 sets of Competition Appeal Tribunal appeal or damages proceedings; and 10 cartel follow-on claims. Experience of anti-trust investigations includes over 20 OFT Competition Act 1998 inquiries since the 1998 Act came into force including Supermarket Milk, Tobacco Products and Fibre Optic Cables and numerous applications for leniency to the European Commission and national member states. His contentious experience includes regulatory appeals, procurement challenges and judicial review. Euan has particular sector expertise in respect of financial services, FMCG, transport and large scale infrastructure projects. Euan sits as one of four private practice members of the CAT User Panel. He is Vice Chairman of the UK Competition Law Association. His appointments included membership of the CAT working party that helped to design the new CAT rules governing UK anti- trust class actions under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Euan edits the ICLG International Competition Litigation manual and authors of a number of other publications including: Competition Litigation: A Defendant’s Perspective, The Private Competition Enforcement Review, Seventh Edition; and UK Public Procurement 2016. Euan has also appeared as an expert witness before the High Court giving expert testimony on EU cartel procedure and follow on damages risks.

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