Stephen Wisking

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Stephen practises in all aspects of competition law. He has extensive experience in contentious competition matters including cartels, market investigations and competition litigation (follow-on damages, stand-alone litigation and regulatory appeals) as well as providing non-contentious strategic competition advice and advising on mergers. He has been involved in competition disputes since the start of his career and has been involved in numerous cases in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) since its inception in 2001. He is a qualified solicitor advocate and has appeared as an advocate in the CAT. His particular sectoral experience is in relation to media (particularly broadcasting), telecoms, energy and pharmaceuticals and professional services. Stephen works on large and complex competition and economic regulatory disputes and investigations involving highly technical expert evidence.

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Novartis (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Articles

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Stephen Wisking The UK Office of Fair Trading issues a short form opinion clarifying the application of competition law to recommendations by two rural associations to their members concerning the prices to be charged for access to land (Broadband Wayleave Rates)

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Introduction The Office of Fair Trading (’OFT’) in a Short Form Opinion dated 23 August 2012 has indicated that a proposed price recommendation to be made by two rural associations, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) (collectively the Parties) (...)

Stephen Wisking The UK Office of Fair Trading seeks undertakings in lieu of a referral to the Competition Commission in an anticipated acquisition of a company providing waste management, processing and related services to the medical sector (Cliniserve / SRCL)

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All views expressed are strictly personal views of the author. The present case note does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. On 21 November 2008, the Office of Fair Trading (the "OFT") announced its decision to seek undertakings from SRCL Limited (" SRCL") in (...)

Stephen Wisking The Court of Appeal of England and Wales confirms that a combination of vertical contacts between a manufacturer and retailers can spill over into a horizontal agreement between the retailers, even where there has been no direct contact between them (Argos, Littlewoods and JJB)

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All views expressed are strictly personal views of the author. The present case note does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. On 19 October 2006, the Court of Appeal issued its ruling in an appeal involving Argos, Littlewoods and JJB under the Competition Act (...)

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