Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

Paul Stuart

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

Paul Stuart serves as counsel in the London office. Mr. Stuart’s practice focuses on antitrust and competition law and litigation. Mr. Stuart is a practising Barrister and has represented clients in proceedings before the EU General Court, the EU Commission, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Mr. Stuart joined the firm in 2010 as an associate and was resident in the Brussels office from 2010 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Stuart practised as a Barrister in England and worked as in-house legal counsel for a major telecommunications provider. Mr. Stuart received a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with First Class Honours from the University of Oxford (Merton College) in 2006 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2007 and the Bar Vocational Course in 2008. Mr. Stuart was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. His native language is English.


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2894 Bulletin

Nicholas Levy, Henry Mostyn, Paul Stuart, Patrick Todd The EU General Court partially annuls the Commission’s decision against a Big Tech company for non-price based abuses of dominance (Google Android)


In September 2022, the General Court partially annulled the European Commission’s 2018 Google Android decision, which fined Google €4.3 billion for abuses of dominance relating to apps it offers for its Android mobile operating system (“OS”). The Court also found that the Commission’s (...)

Jackie Holland, Henry Mostyn, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Stuart The UK Competition Authority calls for comments on draft guidance for new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order


The UK Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) is consulting on its draft guidance (“Draft Guidance”) for its proposed Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order (“VABEO”). It invites comments by May 5, 2022. The Draft Guidance largely maintains the status quo. There are, however, a number of (...)

Jonathan Kelly, Paul Gilbert, Paul Stuart, Ranulf Outhwaite The UK Competition Authority grants a claim for damages against a railway company (Achilles / Network Rail Infrastructure)


The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has granted a claim for damages by Achilles Information Limited (“Achilles”) against Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (“Network Rail”). The Judgment is the CAT’s first damages award arising from a standalone claim since 2016, and follows the CAT’s earlier (...)

Jonathan Kelly, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Paul Stuart, Fay Davies The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the ability of parties that settle EU Commission antitrust investigations to challenge the Commission’s findings in follow-on damages actions (Trucks Cartel)


The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment clarifying the ability of parties that settle European Commission (Commission) antitrust investigations to challenge the Commission’s findings in follow-on damages actions. The judgment concerns an appeal relating to a preliminary issue (...)

Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Romano F. Subiotto, Paul Gilbert, Richard Pepper, Paul Stuart, John Messent The UK Government prohibits acquisition of a national supplier of military aircraft components on national security grounds (Gardner Aerospace / Impcross)


On 5 September 2020, the UK Government accepted undertakings from Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Impcross Limited, a UK-based manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry (including for military aircraft). Gardner is owned by (...)

Paul Stuart, John Messent, Henry Mostyn, Romi Lepetska The UK Government lowers the merger notification threshold for specific sectors including artificial intelligence, cryptographic authentication and advanced materials


On 21 July 2020, the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply) (Amendment) Order 2020 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2020 came into force. Both Orders amend the jurisdictional thresholds for mergers in certain sectors. Under the new rules, the thresholds have been (...)

John Messent, Paul Stuart, Richard Pepper, Paul Gilbert, Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans The UK Government introduces measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions to mitigate the effects of public health emergencies following the COVID-19 pandemic


On 22 June 2020, the UK Government introduced new measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions “to maintain in the United Kingdom the capability to combat, and to mitigate the effects of, public health emergencies." The Government will be able to intervene on these grounds in any (...)

Jean-Yves Garaud, Aren Goldsmith, Jonathan Kelly, Paul Stuart, Romina Polley, Rüdiger Harms The EU Court of Justice rules that jurisdiction clauses subject to EU law may be enforced by Member States in actions for damages for abuse of dominance (Apple / MJA)


European Court of Justice Issues Important Judgment Related to Jurisdiction Clauses for Antitrust Actions* In a recent judgment providing a preliminary ruling in the case, Apple Sales International et al. v. (C-595/17, October 24, 2018), the Court of Justice of the European Union (...)

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