Veronica Roberts

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Veronica Roberts is Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office. A solicitor advocate, Veronica specialises in EU and UK competition law, and has experience working in Brussels and London. Veronica has an outstanding record of dealing with high profile competition investigations and merger clearances in the UK, EU and worldwide. She has extensive experience of working with the CMA (Competition & Markets Authority), Ofcom, Ofgem and the European Commission. She regularly advises on competition compliance and strategic behavioural matters. Veronica advises clients in a range of sectors, with a focus currently on telecoms, media, leisure and manufacturing. Veronica has been commended for her pragmatic and commercial advice in what can be a complex area.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

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Veronica Roberts, Daniel Vowden, Ruth Allen, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Authority announces its provisional clearance of a proposed acquisition of a stake in a food delivery company in its first application of “failing firm” defence during the COVID-19 pandemic (Amazon / Deliveroo)

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On 17 April 2020 the CMA announced its provisional clearance of Amazon’s proposed acquisition of a stake in Deliveroo. The transaction was referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation in December 2019, in light of concerns about the impact on competition for the supply of online restaurant (...)

Stephen Wisking, Veronica Roberts, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds the Competition Authority’s first infringement decision for breach of an interim order in a merger investigation (Electro Rent)

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On 11 February 2019 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld the CMA’s first infringement decision for breach of an interim order imposed on a completed merger under investigation. Electro Rent had served a break notice on the lease of its UK premises without first seeking the CMA’s consent (...)

Alex Kay, Tim Briggs, Veronica Roberts The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishes its green paper "national security and infrastructure investment review" for consultation containing proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention regime

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On 17 October 2017 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its long-awaited Green Paper National Security and Infrastructure Investment Review for consultation. The Green Paper contains proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention (...)

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