Covington & Burling (London)

Sophie Albrighton

Covington & Burling (London)
Associate

Sophie advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including merger control, market investigations, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, and state aid. Sophie regularly advises clients on EU, UK and multi-jurisdictional merger control and foreign direct investment. She also has extensive experience advising clients subject to investigations by various competition regulators in the EU and the UK, as well as developing and carrying out bespoke compliance training for clients in sectors including media, FMCG, retail, energy, travel, and financial services.

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Articles

1905 Bulletin

Johan Ysewyn, Sophie Albrighton, Marilena Nteve, Jiayen Ong The EU General Court upholds the decision of the Commission to block a joint venture between two large steel producers (ThyssenKrupp / Tata Steel)

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On 22 June 2022, the EU’s General Court (“GC”) fully dismissed thyssenkrupp’s appeal against the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision to block its proposed joint venture (“JV”) with Tata Steel in 2019. This is the first time that the GC has considered the prohibition of a “gap” case under the (...)

James Marshall, Sophie Albrighton, Grace Kim The UK Competition Authority publishes its recommendation for replacing the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation

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On 3 November, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to replace the EU Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation or ” VABER” with a UK Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order (“UK (...)

James Marshall, Sophie Albrighton The UK Competition Authority consults the Government to replace the Retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation with new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order

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The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) is consulting on its proposed recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to replace the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (“retained VABER”) with a new UK Vertical Agreements Block (...)

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