Daniel Vowden

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Daniel Vowden is an expert in EU and UK competition law matters. He has acted on complex and challenging UK merger control cases and many high-profile, cross-border deals requiring regulatory approval in Brussels and in other jurisdictions. Daniel’s transactional expertise is balanced with in-depth experience of behavioural and advisory matters, including EU and UK cartel investigations, with a particular focus on the financial services, mining, TMT and retail sectors.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Frontier Economics (London)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
DG COMP (Brussels)
HSBC (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Johnson & Johnson (Brussels)
FTI Consulting (London)


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Daniel Vowden, James Quinney The UK Office of Fair Trading concludes that asset acquisition in administration on proceedings does not qualify for merger investigation (Shell UK / Greenergy / Vopak Holding)


On 6 June 2013 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its decision on the completed acquisition of certain assets of Petroplus Refining and Marketing Limited (PRML). The asset sale was conducted in the course of administration proceedings, the underlying business having ceased trading. (...)

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