Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Phoebe Hirst

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Phoebe is an associate in the Competition, Regulation and Trade team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, based in London. Phoebe advises clients across a range of sectors including retail, TMT, life sciences and financial services. She advises clients on both transactional and contentious matters, including foreign direct investment and merger control, antitrust investigations, and advisory matters. Phoebe also has litigation experience in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. She has completed secondments at a major retail brand and within a UK Government department.

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Stephen Wisking, Daniel Vowden, Phoebe Hirst The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal finds in favour of two automobile manufacturer’s challenges against the extraterritorial application of the competition authority’s investigatory powers (Volkswagen / BMW)


On 8 February 2023, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) issued a joint judgment in two cases: BMW AG v CMA and R (on the application of VW AG) v CMA, relating to the territorial scope of the CMA’s information gathering powers under Section 26 of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98). The CAT (...)

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