Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)

Martin McElwee

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Martin helps clients manage the strategy in relation to competition law issues and covers all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control, antitrust, market reviews and State aid. He has acted in a wide range of cases in front of the European Commission and the UK competition and sectoral regulators. Martin works across all sectors, but has particular expertise in the TMT and financial sectors. In these fast-moving sectors, the application of competition law presents particular challenges, and Martin’s understanding of his clients’ business is central to achieving results for them. Much of his work is multinational in nature – including cross-border mergers, pan-European investigations and counselling clients on their global antitrust strategy. Many of his cases involve managing a team of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.

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Articles

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Megan Yeates, Theodore Souris, Thomas McGrath, Martin McElwee The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, in a merger case involving two companies providing technology solutions to the travel industry, confirms the Competition Authority’s broad discretion to review deals with limited UK nexus (Sabre / Farelogix)

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In a continuing trend of increased regulatory intervention in deals globally, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal) has confirmed that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has broad discretion to claim jurisdiction over mergers, even where one party has very limited and indirect (...)

Merit Olthoff, Andreas Von Bonin, Martin McElwee The EU Commission and the UK Government agree on the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement, with important implications for State aid rules during the transition period

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Since 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer part of the EU. Until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), EU state aid rules remain fully applicable in the UK. Unless an extension of the transition period is agreed between the UK and the EU (the Parties), the future relationship (...)

Fiona O’Malley, Martin McElwee, Jenny Leahy The UK Competition Authority clears an acquisition of a Swedish fintech company after completing an in-depth phase II review (PayPal / iZettle)

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared PayPal’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Swedish fintech company iZettle after completing an in-depth, Phase 2 review. The CMA’s decision comes amidst mounting pressure on antitrust authorities to scrutinise deals involving digital (...)

Lisa Eger, Deirdre Trapp, Martin McElwee The UK FCA issues its first formal decision under its competition law enforcement powers by fining three asset management firms in an IPO context (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)

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On 21 February 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a decision finding that three asset management firms breached competition law in the context of an initial public offering (IPO). This marks the FCA’s first formal decision under its competition law enforcement powers, which it (...)

Imogen Ditchfield, Lisa Eger, Deirdre Trapp, Martin McElwee The UK FCA finds that three asset management firms breached competition law in the context of an initial public offering in the financial market through bilateral exchanges of confidential, strategic information regarding their bidding intentions (Hargreave / RAMAM / Newton)

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On 21 February 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a decision finding that three asset management firms breached competition law in the context of an initial public offering (IPO). This marks the FCA’s first formal decision under its competition law enforcement powers, which it (...)

Giles Pratt, Martin McElwee The EU Commission lists geo-blocking practices which may prevent online shoppers from purchasing goods or digital content based on their location

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On 18 March 2016, the European Commission published its initial findings on ‘geo-blocking’ practices, which may prevent online shoppers from purchasing goods or digital content based on their location. The Commission’s figures suggest that geo-blocking is a widespread practice throughout the EU: (...)

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