Suzanne Innes-Stubb

Sanoma (Helsinki)
Head of Legal (Competition and Compliance)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb has practiced EU law in Brussels since 1999 and advises clients primarily on EU and UK competition, merger and data protection/privacy law. She gives EC competition law advice to companies in a broad range of industries on licensing and distribution agreements, compliance programs, cartels and investigations by the European Commission. Ms. Innes-Stubb has been involved in obtaining EU regulatory clearance in numerous merger cases, including UGC’s acquisition of Noos, the largest French cable operator, Abbott’s acquisition of BASF’s pharmaceutical business, the setting up of a joint venture by Toshiba and Samsung Electronics Co. and the acquisition by Celestica of the electronic manufacturing services company MSL. In the UK, Ms. Innes-Stubb has advised on merger law requirements and notifications in a number of cases, including the sale by 3M of its distribution business for asthma devices to IVAX and the acquisition by UBS of ABN-AMRO’s global futures and options trading business. Ms. Innes-Stubb also advises on EU and UK data protection law, including the development of compliance programs, employment issues, cross-border transfers, email marketing, the use of subscriber data, the implementation of whistle-blowing hotlines and the implications of mergers and acquisitions. She has particular experience of advising clients in the fields of communications, pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing, publishing and consumer goods. Prior to joining White & Case in Brussels, Ms. Innes-Stubb was a lawyer for the UK Government.

Linked authors

DG COMP (Brussels)
Clayton Utz (Sydney)


30915 Bulletin

Ian Reynolds, Suzanne Innes-Stubb The English High Court sees a way through public policy objections to the recovery of cartel fines from company executives (Safeway Stores)


a. Background Since 2005, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) has investigated an alleged cartel scheme arranged by certain supermarkets and dairy producers between 2002 and 2003. In 2007, Safeway (now owned by Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc), one of the supermarket chains implicated in the (...)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal awards for the first time ever interim damages in an abuse of dominant position case on the drugs market (Healthcare at Home / Genzyme)


Introduction On 15 November 2006, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) awarded an interim payment of £ 2 millions to Healthcare at Home Limited (HH) in respect of its damages claim against Genzyme Limited (Genzyme) for infringement of the Chapter II prohibition (abuse of a dominant (...)

Anthony Dawes, Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK Office of Fair Trading issues interim measures direction pending completion of investigation for alleged predatory pricing and exclusionary price discrimination of the London Metal Exchange (LME)


The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued an interim measures direction to the London Metal Exchange (LME) under section 35 of the Competition Act 1998. This is the first time that the OFT has employed these powers. The interim measures direction prevents LME from extending the trading hours (...)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK High Court issues an interim injunction preventing termination of supply pending full trial in an alleged abuse of a dominant position case (Attheraces / British Horseracing Board)


Background This interlocutory judgment sets the scene for a review by the English courts of the European case-law relating to refusals to supply and essential facilities as well as a possible future reference to the European Court of Justice. It concerns the British Horseracing Board (BHB), (...)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal holds that a retailer cannot circumvent UK nor EU competition law simply by passing information to competitors through the intermediary of a supplier (Argos - Littlewoods)


Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), 14 December 2004, Argos Limited & Littlewoods Limited v. Office of Fair Trading, Cases 1014 and 1015/1/1/03, Judgment on liability , [2004] CAT 24 This case concerned an appeal brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) by Argos Limited (...)

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