Debevoise & Plimpton (London)

Timothy McIver

Debevoise & Plimpton (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Timothy McIver is a partner in the London office. His practice focuses on EU and UK competition law and regulatory matters, including obtaining clearance for complex merger investigations before the European Commission and UK competition authorities, as well as coordinating merger approvals across multiple jurisdictions worldwide. On the contentious side, he has broad experience advising on behavioural matters, including EU and UK investigations of alleged abuses of dominance, market investigations and studies, as well as representing clients before various UK sectoral regulators. Much of his work is international in nature and involves counselling clients on their global antitrust strategy. He has particular experience advising in the fields of financial services, technology, chemicals, energy (electricity and gas), natural resources, aviation, communications and private equity. Mr. McIver is included in Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders chapter for Competition for a third consecutive year, and he is also named by Expert Guides in its Rising Stars list. He is recommended by The Legal 500 UK in the area of EU and competition law, with clients describing him as “pragmatic, strategic and highly responsive,” and as having “a very good grasp of the competition landscape.” Previous editions of the guide have quoted clients describing him as a “top-quality lawyer” with a “methodical approach.” Mr. McIver is a member of the Competition Section of The Law Society of England and Wales. He is co-author of the chapter on merger control issues in Insurance and Investment Management M&A, as well as the UK merger control and restraints on trade and dominance chapters of the PLCA Global Guide series. Other recent articles include “Debevoise Discusses The UK’s Proposed National Security Review For M&A Deals,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (October, 2018); “Debevoise On Brexit: The ‘No-Deal Deal’,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (February, 2018); “EU FDI Under Closer Scrutiny, ” International Financial Law Review (December, 2017); “Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?,” Global Competition Review (June, 2017); “Self-Reporting: What Anti-Corruption Enforcers Can Learn From Antitrust,” Global Investigations Review (June, 2016); “Brexit’s Effect On Financial And Insurance Regulation” Law 360 (April 2016); “Between Patent Protection And Abuse Dominance: Highest EU Court Issues Landmark Decision On Standard Essential Patents,” European Competition Law Review (December, 2015); “SEPs – recent legal developments,” Intellectual Property Magazine (November, 2015); “Competition for privacy in the era of big data,” Intellectual Property Magazine (September, 2015); “European Competition Commissioner announces proposed sector inquiry into cross-border ecommerce,” European Competition Law Review (August, 2015); and “High Court Refuses Application For Early Disclosure In Rate Rigging Case,” Practical Law (February, 2015). Mr. McIver graduated in 1998 with a double first class honours degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He went on to study at the London College of Law where he passed with distinction. He was enrolled as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2003 and in Ireland in 2017.

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Philippe Tengelmann, Geoffrey P. Burgess, Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth The EU Commission’s President calls on the Member States governments to either adopt or enforce investment screening mechanisms during the COVID-19 outbreak


Key takeaways: The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned this week of the need to protect European companies struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic from opportunistic acquirers. In a policy paper released on 25 March 2020, the Commission called on EU governments to (...)


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