Peter Willis

Bird & Bird (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peter Willis is a Competition & EU Law practice group based in London, he brings over 25 years’ experience of providing solutions for our clients in highly regulated and technically complex markets. His no-nonsense advice on the application of EU and national competition and regulatory rules includes advising on investigations by competition authorities and regulators, cartel leniency applications, sector enquiries, complaints and merger filings. He brings an in-depth understanding of the interaction between competition rules and the complex technical, commercial and regulatory arrangements governing the operation of energy networks and markets. He has experience of implementing Network Codes and Guidelines in the energy sector, of developing electricity market rules and of advising on capacity markets. He also advises on REMIT and other sector rules. As well as working extensively in energy markets, he also advises clients in the technology, pharma and communications sectors. His work also involves advising on disputes between businesses in which competition and regulatory issues arise, including competition follow-on damages claims. As well as authoring books and articles on EU and UK competition law, he is a regular contributor on competition and regulatory issues in the media and at conferences around Europe.

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Lauren Kourie, Peter Willis The UK Competition Authority Tribunal quashes the CMA’s decision for failing to provide sufficient evidence in order to prove that the acquisitions would result in vertical input foreclosure effects in the communication technology market (Tobii / Smartbox)


In September 2019, the Competition Markets Authority ("CMA") found that Tobii’s acquisition of Smartbox resulted in or may result in a substantial lessening of competition in the UK assistive communication technology market and ordered Tobii to divest Smartbox. Tobii consequently appealed the (...)

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