David Little

Latham & Watkins (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

David Little is a partner based in the London office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Little’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, litigation and sectoral regulation. Mr. Little has represented clients before the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (and its predecessors, the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission), as well as in litigation before the European Courts in Luxembourg and the UK High Court. Mr. Little has published and spoken on areas of European competition law including merger control, cartels and restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance and state aid. Mr. Little joined the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Brussels office of the firm in 2006 as a stagiaire. From 2008 to 2009, he trained in the firm’s London and Paris offices before returning to the Brussels office in 2009 and 2010. During 2015, Mr. Little worked at the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Mr. Little is a member of the Bar in England and Wales and in New York. His native language is English and he is fluent in French.


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3664 Bulletin

Alexandra Luchian, David R. Little, Gregory Bonné, Nathan Wilkins The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal considers what constitutes an abusive conduct and the use of expert economic advice and clarifies what the "as-efficient competitor test" entails (Royal Mail / OFCOM)


UK COMPETITION APPEAL TRIBUNAL JUDGMENT: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE ON ABUSE OF DOMINANCE* The CAT’s Royal Mail v Ofcom judgment considers what constitutes abusive conduct, the “as-efficient competitor” test, and the use of expert economic advice. On 12 November 2019, the UK Competition Appeal (...)

Sunil Gadhia, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, David R. Little, Vassilena Karadakova, Jonathan Kelly The UK FCA fines companies sharing strategic information on a bilateral basis during an initial public offering (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)


On 21 February, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) found that Hargreave Hale Ltd (“Hargreave Hale”), Newton Investment Management Limited (“Newton”), and River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP (“RAMAM”) had breached competition law by sharing strategic information on a bilateral basis (...)

Maurits Dolmans, David R. Little, David Herrington The US District Court sets out FRAND rates for licensing standard-essential patents for 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications (TCL / Ericsson)


This article has been nominated for the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On December 21, 2017, the District Court for the Central District of California issued TCL v. Ericsson, resolving a long-standing dispute between the parties (...)

5413 Review

Frédéric Jenny, Damien Neven, Jacques Buhart, David Henry, Thomas Funke, Mathew Heim, Catarina Midões, Nicholas Levy, David R. Little, Henry Mostyn, Ioannis Lianos, Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz, Cristoforo Osti, Almos Papp, Christian Wik, Kristian Hugmark, Julia Vahvaselkä, Antoine Winckler, Thierry Boillot Which competition and industrial policies for the new EU Commission after Siemens/Alstom?


This series of articles presents different points of view about the priorities of the newly established Commission on competition policy in Europe in the aftermath of the decision prohibiting the Siemens/Alstom merger and of the manifesto published by French and German governments. These (...)

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