Peter Broadhurst

Crowell & Moring (London)

Peter Broadhurst is a partner based in Crowell & Moring’s London office and is a member of the Antitrust & Competition Group. His practice focuses on advising companies on U.K. and EU competition law covering a range of sectors, including TMT, financial services, energy and infrastructure, industrial, and consumer goods. He advises on matters in front of the European Commission, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority and the U.K. sectoral regulators, as well as managing processes in front of competition regulators in other jurisdictions. He is an experienced counsellor, assisting clients with all aspects of competition and antitrust law and has particular experience in the issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, structural joint ventures, and cooperation agreements, obtaining merger approval decisions where necessary. He also advises clients on cartel investigations, abuse of dominance (acting both for the allegedly dominant and for those claiming abuse), and distribution arrangements; and, more generally, counsels clients on how to manage competition law and antitrust risk and operate their businesses successfully and profitably whilst remaining in compliance with the rules and avoiding cartel liability. Peter has advised on numerous U.K. market studies and market investigation references, as well as EU sector enquiries. He also navigates clients through the growing number of foreign direct investment rules in Europe and the U.K. Peter has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his EU and Competition work in the U.K., with clients noting that he "has significant experience in the TMT sector." Additionally, Who’s Who Legal (2020 and 2021) lists him as a Future Leader for Competition.


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8490 Bulletin

Annalie Grogan, Peter Broadhurst, Satyen Dhana The UK Competition Authority announces the start of a formal market study into online platforms and the UK market for digital advertising


What is the Study about? The Study is broad in scope and aims to examine three potential sources of harm in connection with the digital advertising market: i) to what extent online platforms have market power in user-facing markets and what impact this has on consumers; ii) whether consumers (...)

Charles Bankes, Peter Broadhurst, Satyen Dhana The UK Administration amends jurisdictional thresholds for changes in control over businesses that are active in certain specific sectors


On 14 May 2018, the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 (SI 2018/593) and Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 (SI 2018/578) were published. These amend the jurisdictional thresholds set out in section 23 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act) (...)

Charles Bankes, Koen Platteau, Ombline Ancelin, Peter Broadhurst, Peter Meyer, Satyen Dhana The EU Commission publishes its decision in a gun-jumping case (Altice / PT Portugal)


On 24 April 2018, the European Commission (Commission) fined Altice NV (Altice) €124.5m for breaching both Article 4(1) and 7(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the EU Merger Regulation or EUMR). Article 4(1) EUMR contains the “notification requirement” under which relevant transactions (...)

Peter Broadhurst, Tony Woodgate The UK Secretary of State issues regulations and guidance governing the approval of voluntary redress schemes to compensate persons injured by antitrust infringements


On 05 August 2015, the UK Secretary of State issued the Competition Act 1998 (Redress Scheme) Regulations 2015 governing the approval of voluntary redress schemes under the Act. One of the radical elements of the UK’s package of 2015 collective redress measures takes shape as regulations and (...)

Peter Broadhurst The UK Court of Appeal confirms that the six years limitation period standard in tort or breach of statutory duty cases applies to competition cases (Arcadia / Visa)


English Court of Appeal limits retailers’ Visa MIF claim to standard six years, dismissing arguments that concealment meant that time had not yet begun to run. On 05 August 2015, three English Court of Appeal judges confirmed in Arcadia Group Brands Limited and others v Visa [2015] EWCA Civ 883 (...)

Charles Bankes, Peter Broadhurst The EU Commission issues a statement of objections for allegedly submitting misleading market share information in a merger filing (Munksjö / Ahlstrom)


The European Commission has sounded a warning to parties notifying merger transactions, emphasising the fundamental importance of accurate market share data. On 25 February 2014, the European Commission announced that it had sent a statement of objections to two Finnish producers of specialty (...)

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