Norton Rose Fulbright (London)

Martin Coleman

Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Martin Coleman is a competition partner at Norton Rose Fulbright based in London and Global Head of our Antitrust and Competition practice. Martin has led many cases before the European Commission and UK competition authorities and has advised major businesses, public authorities and national governments on competition law issues. His areas of expertise include merger control (including contested bids); advising complainants and respondents in relation to investigations by competition authorities; competition law compliance and competition law strategic planning. He advises businesses, governments and government agencies. Martin is regularly recommended in the legal texts, with Chambers UK 2010 describing him as “a heavy hitter with a big presence in the market.” and Legal 500 stating “Martin Coleman heads a team that has achieved roles on a series of seminal cases”. Martin is a regular speaker at conferences on EC and competition law topics, and has written books and articles for both specialist and more general publications.


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1512 Bulletin

Caroline Thomas, George Cameron, Mark Simpson, Martin Coleman, Mike Knapper The EU Commission announces the adoption of a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and new accompanying guidelines


This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Introduction The European Commission has recently announced its adoption of a revised Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation and new accompanying (...)

Heather Irvine, Martin Coleman, Nick McHugh The Mauritius Competition Authority follows the UK Competition Authority’s lead in examining banks’ practices in the payment protection insurance and credit life insurance sector (Bank One / Barclays Bank)


Given burgeoning competition law regimes in Africa, international and local African lenders, as well as retailers extending credit, will have to reconsider their approach to offering credit life insurance with their loans in many African jurisdictions. This is evident from recent judgments by (...)

Heather Irvine, Martin Coleman, Nick McHugh The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa recognises right to class actions in competition cases (Children’s Resource Centre Trust / Pioneer Food)


In South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeal has for the first time recognised in principle the availability of class actions to enforce damages claims resulting from practices prohibited under South Africa’s competition act. The judgment represents a fundamental change, because previously South (...)


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