Ashurst (London)

Steven Vaz

Ashurst (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Steven is partner at Ashurst in London. Steven specialises in EU and UK competition law, advising clients in a range of industries on mergers, abuse of dominance, market investigations, cartels and appeals. He has advised on a number of highly significant cases, including the appeals of the largest antitrust fines imposed in the UK (for Imperial Tobacco) and EU (for Intel), the CMA’s phase 2 retail banking investigation (for Lloyds) and a phase 2 merger involving price control remedies (for Imerys).

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Euan Burrows, Neil Cuninghame, Alexi Dimitriou, Duncan Liddell, Nigel Parr, Steven Vaz The UK Government lowers the notification thresholds of merger control and issues guidance on these changes

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Lower notification thresholds under UK merger control for certain additional sectors impacting national security entered into force on 21 July. The lower thresholds now cover transactions related to the development, production, supply or research of : artificial intelligence (new) cryptographic (...)

Alexi Dimitriou, Nigel Parr, Steven Vaz, Michael Holzhäuser The EU Commission launches a sector inquiry into the Internet of Things for consumer-related products and services in the EU

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Sector inquiry launched into the Internet of Things On 16 July 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") launched an antitrust competition inquiry into the sector of Internet of Things ("IoT") for consumer-related products and services in the EU. The inquiry complements other actions (...)

Euan Burrows, Neil Cuninghame, Laura Carter, Steven Vaz The UK High Court disqualifies a company director for taking part in competition law breach in the real estate sector (Michael Christopher Martin)

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The first competition disqualification order to come to trial has resulted in a company director, Michael Martin, being disqualified for seven years. In its judgment of 7 July 2020, the UK High Court found that Mr Martin had contributed to Gary Berryman Estate Agents’ breach of competition law (...)

Euan Burrows, Steven Vaz The UK Government publishes a procurement policy note which sets out guidelines to contracting authorities on responding to the impact of COVID-19 when carrying out regulated procurement activities

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Introduction In the light of the global outbreak of Covid-19, contracting authorities will need to procure goods, services and works in truly exceptional circumstances and, potentially, their requirements will be extremely urgent. Therefore, contracting authorities may have legitimate reasons (...)

Nigel Parr, Steven Vaz The UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act enters into force, setting a new Competition and Markets Authority with procedures facilitating faster and more effective information gathering and decision-making

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This article outlines the key changes made to the UK competition regime following the enactment of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which provided for the merger of the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission to form the new Competition and Markets Authority. The authors (...)

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Nigel Parr, Steven Vaz United Kingdom : Overview of the new competition regime

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Cet article présente les modifications clés apportées au régime de la concurrence du Royaume-Uni, suite à l’adoption de la loi sur l’entreprise et la réforme réglementaire de 2013 ("the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013"), qui prévoit la fusion de l’Office of Fair Trading et de la Competition (...)

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