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Rhiannon Davies

T: +44 20 7809 2033 M: +44 7702 142 473 Email Rhiannon | Vcard Office: London

Rhiannon Davies Associate

Contact details

Rhiannon Davies

Rhiannon Davies
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2033 M: +44 7702 142 473 Email Rhiannon | Vcard Office: London

A competition lawyer with cross-sector experience in various aspects of competition law, both at a UK and an EU level. Areas of expertise include merger control, antitrust investigations, market investigations, general behavioural issues and compliance.
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Rhiannon has broad experience in UK and EU merger control, including at both Phase I and Phase II stages. She also has experience of litigating against the Competition and Markets Authority in respect of the extent of their powers to review mergers.

Rhiannon has advised clients at various stages of antitrust investigations, including discovery of an infringement, conducting internal investigations, the leniency process, cooperation with competition authorities, and the potential application of criminal sanctions.

Specific sectors in which Rhiannon has represented clients include transport (rail, ferry and air), energy, construction, financial services, and retail.

Rhiannon also has extensive experience of providing competition law compliance and dawn raid training to clients across a range of sectors.

  • Competition

Merger control

Advising clients across a range of sectors on UK and EU merger control, including jurisdictional issues, Phase I and Phase II reviews, remedies implementation and the remittal process.

Contentious work

Advising Groupe Eurotunnel on its two appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal, arising from the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance merger investigation, as well as onward appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Advising a consortium of oil majors on the competition law aspects of a judicial review against the implementation by Heathrow Airport of rules which attempted to impose potentially anti-competitive information-sharing obligations on our client.

Antitrust investigations

Advising on a CMA criminal and civil cartel investigation, for which the client was the whistle-blower.  Advised on a wide range of issues including conduct of internal investigations, applying for leniency, duty of cooperation with the CMA, application of criminal cartel offence, and recidivism issues.

Behavioural issues

Providing general advice to clients on issues such as distribution agreements, arrangements with trade associations, abuse of dominance, joint venture arrangements and information-sharing.

More: Competition

  • Shipowners and operators
  • Construction and engineering

Groupe Eurotunnel

Advising on investigations by the UK competition authorities of its acquisition of ferries formerly belonging to SeaFrance.

Advising on its two appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal, arising from the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance merger investigation, as well as onward appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

More: Shipowners and operators

High profile construction company client

Advising a high-profile client in the construction company on a CMA criminal and civil cartel investigation, for which the client was the whistle-blower.

FTSE-250 construction company

Advising a FTSE-250 client in the construction sector on competition law allegations contained in a claim being brought against it by a former customer in the High Court.

More: Construction and engineering

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