Simmons & Simmons (London)

Peter Broadhurst

Simmons & Simmons (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peter is a partner in the firm’s EU, competition & regulatory group. He has broad experience of advising clients on competition law and merger control issues. He advises a wide range of energy and infrastructure, finance, technology, industrial and consumer clients. He regularly provides advice on the competition law issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and structural joint ventures, and also has considerable experience dealing with non-structural joint ventures and cooperation agreements. His practice also covers behavioural competition law, including abuse of dominance, and he has been involved in assisting clients in cartel investigations, as well as advising them how to avoid cartel liability and ensure compliance with competition law.

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ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
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ENSAE Paris-Tech
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7008 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 (Alice / 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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