Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Susan Black

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Susan specialises in EU and UK competition law, advising clients on merger control issues arising from major merger and joint ventures, strategic matters (including compliance) and high profile competition investigations. Susan has expertise across a spectrum of industries including consumer, leisure, transport, pharmaceuticals and financial services. She also co-heads the firm’s Consumer Products sector. Susan was a co-founder of the firm’s Women Lawyers Network and has been a driving force behind the firm’s diversity initiatives. In 2014 she was recognised as a Top 50 Business Leader in Timewise’s Power Part Time list. Susan has also been recognised for her expertise in a number of leading legal guides.

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp, Kristien Geeurickx, Marcel Nuys, Daniel Vowden, Susan Black The EU Commission publishes drafts of revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines

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On 9 July 2021, following a comprehensive consultation process, the EU Commission (Commission) published its proposals for a revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (Draft VBER) and Draft Vertical Guidelines, due to replace the current regime which expires on 31 May 2022. The previous (...)

Veronica Roberts, Susan Black, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Authority publishes consultation on its proposed recommendations to the Government on the future of the retained vertical agreements block exemption regulation

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On 17 June 2021 the CMA published a consultation on its proposed recommendations to the Secretary of State on the future of the retained vertical agreements block exemption Regulation (VBER). At the end of the Brexit transition period the EU VBER became retained EU law in the UK, until its (...)

Stephen Wisking, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Competition Authority disqualifies three former directors of companies involved in a bid rigging cartel in the design, construction and fit-out services market (Robb Simms-Davies / Trevor Hall / Oliver James Hammond)

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On 10th May 2019 the CMA secured the disqualification of three former directors of companies involved in a bid rigging cartel in the design, construction and fit-out services sector. The three directors have given legally binding disqualification undertakings under which they will be banned (...)

Stephen Wisking, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down its judgement upholding the Competition Authority’s decision that an online sales ban constituted a restriction of competition by object (Ping)

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On 7 September 2018, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") handed down its judgment in Ping upholding the Competition and Market Authority ("CMA")’s decision that Ping’s online sales ban ("OSB") constituted a restriction of competition by object under EU and UK competition law. The aim of (...)

André Pretorius, Susan Black, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU Commission publishes its final report following its e-commerce sector inquiry as part of a larger digital market strategy that aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services

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On 10 May 2017 the EU Commission published its final report in the e-commerce sector inquiry launched in May 2015 as part of a wider Digital Market Strategy which aims to achieve better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services across the EU. The aim of the sector inquiry (...)

Susan Black, André Pretorius, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Sergio Sorinas The EU Commission fines three companies for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives sector (Crédit Agricole / HSBC / JP Morgan Chase)

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On 9 April 2019, the European Commission published the full text of its decision to fine Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase for participating in a cartel in the euro interest rate derivatives ("EIRD") sector. While four of the seven participating banks settled the case with the Commission (...)

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