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Will Spens

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Will Spens Associate

Contact details

Will Spens

Will Spens
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2365 Email Will | vCard Office: London

Will is a competition lawyer with experience in UK and EU competition law issues arising from cross-border M&A and private equity deals, cartel investigations, behavioural policies and market investigations.
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He has worked with a number of multinational clients on both UK and EU merger control cases, with a particular focus on the bidding process and pre-emptive analysis, as well as substantive multi-jurisdictional assessments on large, cross-border transactions. He has further worked with clients on cartel investigations and follow-on damages claims, as well as advising on various forms of commercial agreements, including framework and distribution agreements.

Will has also been involved with compliance training for corporate entities, covering topics such as dawn raids and re-sale price maintenance.

Will joined the team from White & Case LLP, where he trained as a solicitor and qualified in March 2020. Will’s training period included a six-month secondment with Nestlé UK Ltd.

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30 Dec 2020

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09 Dec 2020

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