John Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)

John Davies is a UK solicitor and has practised in Brussels since 1989. He also now practises through the London office. He was the managing partner of the Brussels office between 1989 and 2000 and is now the co-head of the firm’s consumer products and retail sector group. Before joining the firm he worked as a case officer in the Competition Directorate-General in the European Commission. He has since focused on competition and regulatory matters at both European and national levels (including the coordination of cases before several different competition authorities in major international transactions). John works across a wide range of industries (including utilities), especially on mergers and joint ventures, restrictive practices, distribution systems and abuse of dominance. He has particular experience of bringing and defending complaints against anti-competitive behaviour. John is a visiting senior lecturer and a member of the executive council of the Centre for European Law at London University (King’s College). He is also a non-governmental advisor to the European Commission at the International Competition Network. Born in 1956, John was educated at Bristol University. He became a partner in the firm in 1988. John works in English and in French.


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Sotheby’s (Paris)
Paris Court of Appeal
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
French State Council (Paris)
Institut d’économie Industrielle (IDEI)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Oxera (Brussels)


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Aleksandra Boutin, John Davies, Jorge Padilla Research report finds that setting open technology standards through voluntary participation in Standards Development Organisations results in innovative and competitive industries


Economic Impact of Technology Standards: The past and the road ahead - Key Findings* Our research has shown that industries based on open technology standards, agreed through voluntary participation in industry bodies, have an impressive record of innovation. We looked in particular at the (...)

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Price 230€00 Frédéric Jenny Liber Amicorum

Dr. Frédéric Jenny is the Renaissance man of competition policy. As an economist, scholar, judge and enforcer, he has helped transform the landscape of global competition enforcement. In the first (...)

Date 1 January 2019
Author(s): Nicolas Charbit, Sonia Ahmad (Editors)
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