Martin McElwee

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
Lawyer (Senior associate)

Martin helps clients manage their 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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
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Lisa Eger, Deirdre Trapp, Martin McElwee The UK Financial Conduct Authority issues its first formal decision under its competition law enforcement powers by finning three asset management firms in an IPO context (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)


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 (...)

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