Suzanne Innes-Stubb

Sanoma (Helsinki)
Head of Legal (Competition and Compliance)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb has practiced EU law in Brussels since 1999 and advises clients primarily on EU and UK competition, merger and data protection/privacy law. She gives EC competition law advice to companies in a broad range of industries on licensing and distribution agreements, compliance programs, cartels and investigations by the European Commission. Ms. Innes-Stubb has been involved in obtaining EU regulatory clearance in numerous merger cases, including UGC’s acquisition of Noos, the largest French cable operator, Abbott’s acquisition of BASF’s pharmaceutical business, the setting up of a joint venture by Toshiba and Samsung Electronics Co. and the acquisition by Celestica of the electronic manufacturing services company MSL. In the UK, Ms. Innes-Stubb has advised on merger law requirements and notifications in a number of cases, including the sale by 3M of its distribution business for asthma devices to IVAX and the acquisition by UBS of ABN-AMRO’s global futures and options trading business. Ms. Innes-Stubb also advises on EU and UK data protection law, including the development of compliance programs, employment issues, cross-border transfers, email marketing, the use of subscriber data, the implementation of whistle-blowing hotlines and the implications of mergers and acquisitions. She has particular experience of advising clients in the fields of communications, pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing, publishing and consumer goods. Prior to joining White & Case in Brussels, Ms. Innes-Stubb was a lawyer for the UK Government.


26656 Bulletin

Ian Reynolds, Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK Competition Authority imposes its highest ever fine and applies leniency in the course of civil and criminal law proceedings (British Airways)


The United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently confirmed that it had been investigating price coordination between British Airways plc (BA) and Virgin Atlantic plc (Virgin) in relation to long haul passenger and cargo businesses and flights to and from the UK. The OFT investigated (...)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK High Court issues an interim injunction preventing termination of supply pending full trial in an alleged abuse of a dominant position case (Attheraces / British Horseracing Board)


Background This interlocutory judgment sets the scene for a review by the English courts of the European case-law relating to refusals to supply and essential facilities as well as a possible future reference to the European Court of Justice. It concerns the British Horseracing Board (BHB), (...)

Suzanne Innes-Stubb The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal holds that a retailer cannot circumvent UK nor EU competition law simply by passing information to competitors through the intermediary of a supplier (Argos / Littlewoods)


This case concerned an appeal brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) by Argos Limited (“Argos”) and Littlewoods Limited (“Littlewoods”) against a decision of the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) on 21 November 2003 (Office of Fair Trading (OFT), 21 November 2003, Decision n° CA98/8/2003, (...)

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