Robert Gavin

Euclid Law (London)
Lawyer/Attorney>Of counsel

Before joining Euclid Law as a Senior Consultant, Gavin Robert was a partner in Linklaters Competition/Antitrust Department for 14 years. Gavin retired as a partner in 2013 to become a Panel Member at the UK Competition & Markets Authority (and previously the UK Competition Commission), where he decided complex merger, market and antitrust cases for five years until March 2018. Gavin has expertise across the full breadth of EU and UK competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, cartels, agreements, information exchange, abuse of a dominant position and State aid. He also has experience of a wide range of sectors, including in particular healthcare, natural resources and financial services. Gavin also teaches competition law as part of the Masters programme at Cambridge University. Since 2013 until joining Euclid, Gavin was a part-time consultant with Linklaters. In addition to EU and UK competition law, Gavin has considerable experience of other jurisdictions around the world, especially China and Hong Kong where he led the development of Linklaters’ competition practice for a number of years. Gavin was listed in GCR’s 40 under 40 Competition Lawyers, and has been consistently ranked in Tier 1 for Competition in most leading directories, including Chambers and Legal 500. Gavin obtained an LLM and MA from Cambridge University, and a Licence Speciale en Droit from the Institut d’Etudes Europeenes at the Free University of Brussels.

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Articles

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Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM approves, subject to equity divestiture, a proposed acquisition in the electronic yarn clearers for automatic winders (Penelope / Savio)

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On 31 October 2011, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) announced its eighth conditional clearance decision, approving the acquisition of Savio by Penelope subject to an equity divestiture. This is the third decision since the introduction of the AML to require (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM issues new interim provisions on the assessment of anticompetitive effects of mergers

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On 2 September 2011, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (the “MOFCOM”) published on its website the Interim Provisions on Assessment of Competitive Impact of Concentrations of Business Operators (the “Interim Provisions”), which came into effect on 5 September 2011. The Interim Provisions elaborate on (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves merger between two Russian undertakings in the Chinese potash industry (Uralkali / Silvinit)

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On 2 June 2011, under two months into Phase 2, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) publicly announced its decision approving the merger of Uralkali with Silvinit, leading to the creation of the world’s second largest potassium chloride supplier, subject to several (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Yuan Cheng The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) publishes details of decision issued by the local Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) in concrete market-sharing cartel (Concrete Committee cartel)

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The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) recently published on its website details of a case brought by the Administration for Industry & Commerce (“AIC”) of Jiangsu Province against a local construction materials and machinery association and its respective members for (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) issues three substantive regulations on enforcement of the Anti- Monopoly Law

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On 7 January 2011, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) published three substantive Regulations on enforcement of the Anti- Monopoly Law (“AML”), regarding Monopolistic Agreements, Abuse of Dominance and Abuse of Administrative Powers. In May 2009 and May 2010, SAIC twice (...)

Jonas Koponen, Robert Gavin, Simon Poh, Thomas A. McGrath, Yuan Cheng The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) sanctions paper manufacturer association for price-fixing and output restriction cartel (Fuyang Paper Manufacture Industry Association)

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In a statement on 4 January 2011, the PRC National Development and Reform Commission (the ”NDRC”), the department in charge of price administration, announced that it has fined the Paper Manufacture Industry Association in Fuyang City, Zhejiang Province RMB 500,000 for organising a cartel. (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jeffrey Schmidt, Olivier d’Ormesson, Robert Gavin, Sir Christopher Bellamy The ECJ confirms Commission must assess whether an agreement to limit parallel trade in medicines has pro-competitive benefits (GlaxoSmithKline)

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On 6 October, the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) issued another “score draw” judgment in the long-running battle of R&D-based pharmaceutical companies to limit parallel trade in medicines across the EU. While the ECJ required the European Commission to conduct an in-depth examination of (...)

Christian Ahlborn, Eamonn Doran, Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar, Paula Riedel, Robert Gavin, Sir Christopher Bellamy The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal delivers its judgment dismissing challenges on material influence, SLC and remedies brought by a broadcasting company (British Sky Broadcasting Group)

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In a judgment handed down on 29 September, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), dismissed an appeal brought by British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Sky) against a decision of the Competition Commission (CC). The CAT upheld part of an appeal against the same decision brought by Virgin Media (...)

Robert Gavin The European Commission issues new Fining Guidelines

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On Wednesday, the European Commission issued new Guidelines on the method of setting fines on companies infringing competition law - replacing the old 1998 Guidelines. The stated aims of the new Guidelines are to bring greater transparency and predictability to fining practice and to increase (...)

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