DLA Piper (London)

Ilan Sherr

DLA Piper (London)
Legal Director

llan Sherr is a Legal Director in the EU and Competition Law department at DLA Piper UK in London. Ilan studied law at University College London before completing the LPC at the College of Law, following which he completed his training and qualified as a solicitor at SJ Berwin in 2002. Ilan worked at Charles Russell before joining Nabarro in 2007. Ilan has completed a Masters in European competition law at King’s College London. Ilan is a specialist in UK and European Union Competition Law having advised on a range of competition enquiries and investigations. Ilan has advised on behavioural competition law, compliance with the law, merger control and State aid. In addition to assisting clients during dawn raids, Ilan also advises on compliance with the law and prevention against harm. With regard to regulatory aspects, Ilan has also been involved in competition litigation in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and the General Court. Ilan has represented clients to the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority. Ilan is a contributing author to the OUP publication "European Community Law of State Aid" and the Westlaw Insight legal encyclopedia.

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18356 Bulletin

Ilan Sherr The UK Competition Authority issues a notice on high-strength alcohol


On 18 January 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") announced that it has reminded local authorities about the need to ensure that schemes aimed at reducing consumption of high-strength alcohol do not breach competition law. This follows the provision of guidance on the subject (...)

Ilan Sherr The UK Competition and Market Authority finds that it did not have jurisdiction to review a transaction as it did not create a "relevant merger situation" (CSF / Serco)


On 13 October 2014 the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) published its 30 September Decision that the grant of the Caledonian Sleeper Franchise (CSF) to Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited (Serco) does not qualify for investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 (the ’Act’) . The CMA (...)

Ilan Sherr The English High Court finds London airport abused its dominant position in refusing competing for car concierge services access to the arrivals forecourt (Heathrow Airport / Purple Parking / Meteor Parking)


The English High Court has found that Heathrow abused its dominant position by refusing competing car concierge services access to the arrivals forecourts at Heathrow Airport. The case was brought by Purple Parking Limited (Purple) and Meteor Parking Limited(Meteor). Both Purple and Meteor (...)

Ilan Sherr The UK Office of Fair Trading assesses divestments remedies to an up-front purchaser in the largest grocery retailers proposed acquisition of grocery stores (Asda/Netto)


Asda Stores Limited (Asda) is one of the UK’s largest grocery retailers. In May 2010, Asda entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the Netto chain of 194 grocery stores across the UK from Dansk Supermarket A/S. The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has concluded that the merger is (...)

Ilan Sherr The UK Office of Fair Trading exercises its discretion not to refer the newspaper and magazine distribution industry to the Competition Commission despite competition concerns


Summary The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided not to refer the market for newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK to the Competition Commission (CC) for a market investigation (the MIR Decision). Background Following the revocation, in May 2005, of the Vertical Agreements (...)

Ilan Sherr The UK Office of Fair Trading releases the results of its sector inquiry on the market for newspaper and magazine distribution (Newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK)


Summary On 22 October 2008 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) produced the following three reports, as well as a background paper, as part of its enquiry into the distribution of newspapers and magazines in the United Kingdom. The reports were as follows : (a) a legal Opinion from the OFT on (...)


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