Suzanne Rab

Serle Court (London)

Suzanne Rab is a UK qualified lawyer in King & Spalding’s London office. She is a Partner in the Antitrust Practice. Suzanne advises clients across all areas of European and UK competition law. She has particular experience advising on transactions and behavioral matters, including in proceedings before the UK competition and regulatory authorities and the European Commission. She has worked on some of the most high profile market and cartel investigations in Europe and the UK. Suzanne regularly speaks at conferences, presenting on a variety of competition-related topics including merger control, cartel regulation, and the role of economics in competition cases. She also frequently contributes to a number of leading legal and trade publications. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Suzanne practiced in the antitrust, competition, and economic regulation team of a leading international law firm. In 2008 she completed a six-month assignment with leading economics consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a Director working with its competition economics and forensics teams.


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Suzanne Rab The UK Competition Commission clears a merger in the water supply sector and orders a price reduction following a referral by the Office of Fair Trading (Mid Kent Water / South East Water)


The operation Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF) and the Utilities Trust of Australia (UTA) jointly own Mid Kent Water Limited, which is a licensed supplier of drinking water to customers in the South East of England, in particular in Kent and parts of Sussex. HDF and UTA acquired 100% (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Office of Fair Trading and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry clear a merger in the aviation defence sector subject to behavioural remedies relating to national security and security of supply issues (GE/Smiths Aerospace)


The operation On 15 January 2007 General Electric Corporation (“GE”) announced proposals for GE Aviation UK (“GE Aviation”) to acquire Smiths Aerospace. GE Aviation is active in the aviation sector and is a subsidiary of GE, incorporated in the US. GE is a diversified industrial corporation which (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Competition Commission cleared a completed merger in the market for the production of eggs in shell and processed form, subject to the divestment of the acquired business (Stonegate/Deans Food)


The operation Stonegate Farmers Limited (Stonegate) is active in the supply of hens’ eggs which it sells in both shell (shell eggs) and processed forms (processed egg). It sources the majority of its shell eggs from independent third parties, and outsources the processing of its eggs. It (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Office of Fair Trading clears a merger in the automobile distribution and servicing sector subject to the divestment of identified dealerships (Inchcape/European Motor Holdings)


The operation Inchcape plc (“Inchcape”) is an international automotive services group, primarily active in the import, distribution and retail of new and used motor vehicles and the provision of financial services. It operates 117 franchises for a range of motor vehicle marques. European Motor (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Secretary of State accepted behavioural undertakings to address national security public interest concerns in relation to a merger in the technology and communications systems sector (Lockheed Martin / Insys)


The operation On 16 August 2005 Lockheed Martin UK (“LMUK”) (a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation) announced its proposal to acquire Insys, by way of a share purchase. Lockheed Martin Corporation is a US defence company active in the research, design, development, manufacture and (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Competition Authority clears a merger in the construction data market, subject to the divestment of a project information and contact data business from the target (Emap / ABI)


The operation Emap plc (Emap) is a media company, active in the sale of magazines, the ownership of local radio stations and the organisation of events and conferences. Through Emap Glenigan, it provides construction sales and marketing services (CSMS) and, more particularly, construction (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Competition Commission cleared a merger in the healthcare sector with remedies, including behavioural undertakings to maintain current products and services and price control (Drager Medical / Air-Shields)


The operation Drager Medical AG (“Drager”) develops, manufactures and sells products, services and integrated solutions for acute patient care, including neo-natal warming therapy products. Air-Shields’ main business comprises the manufacturing of warming therapy devices for infant care. Drager (...)

Suzanne Rab The UK Competition Commission partially clears an acquisition of freight and ferry assets but prohibits the acquisition of assets operating on some routes (Stena / P&O)


The operation Stena AB comprises a number of business divisions, including: StenaLine, providing ferry services in and between Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland; Stena RoRo providing ferry services to the transport industry; and Stena Bulk providing crude (...)

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