Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Ali MacGregor

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Senior Associate

Ali MacGregor is a Senior Associate in the Competition, Regulation and Trade team in London, with experience in all aspects of EU and UK competition law including in relation to merger control, abuse of dominance, antitrust, distribution and other commercial agreements. Ali also has experience in foreign direct investment (FDI) regulation. Ali has a particular focus on merger control and FDI as well as antitrust and abuse of dominance investigations. Ali has extensive FDI experience. He was heavily involved in Herbert Smith Freehills’ work to help interpret and shape the National Security and Investment (NSI) Act through the Parliamentary process and has recently spent time on secondment to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in relation to the NSI Act regime. He has worked on multiple NSI Act cases including in a number of the conditional clearances secured under the NSI Act. He also worked on filings made under numerous global FDI regimes. Ali has been involved in antitrust and merger control cases before the EU Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, as well as competition authorities in the Middle East and around the world. Ali has advised companies in a broad range of sectors including technology, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail, agriculture, transport, and diversified industries.

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Veronica Roberts, Ali MacGregor, Ruth Allen The UK Government publishes the updated Market Guidance to provide for more transparency and certainty in the National Security and Investment regime


Moves towards greater transparency under the UK National Security and Investment Act?* The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) introduced a new standalone UK regime for the review of certain transactions and investments on national security grounds, which entered into force in (...)

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