Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Daniel Vowden

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Daniel Vowden is an expert in EU and UK competition law matters. He has acted on complex and challenging UK merger control cases and many high-profile, cross-border deals requiring regulatory approval in Brussels and in other jurisdictions. Daniel’s transactional expertise is balanced with in-depth experience of behavioural and advisory matters, including EU and UK cartel investigations, with a particular focus on the financial services, mining, TMT and retail sectors.

Auteurs associés

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Frontier Economics (London)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
DG COMP (Brussels)
HSBC (London)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Johnson & Johnson (Brussels)
FTI Consulting (London)


1314 Bulletin

Stephen Wisking, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Juliana Penz The UK Competition Authority releases a market study on online platforms and digital advertising


In July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its market study final report “Online platforms and digital advertising” (“Report”) (see the Report here). The Report includes significant recommendations on the future regulation of platforms funded by digital advertising, (...)

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)


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 (...)

Daniel Vowden, James Quinney The UK Office of Fair Trading concludes that asset acquisition in administration on proceedings does not qualify for merger investigation (Shell UK / Greenergy / Vopak Holding)


On 6 June 2013 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its decision on the completed acquisition of certain assets of Petroplus Refining and Marketing Limited (PRML). The asset sale was conducted in the course of administration proceedings, the underlying business having ceased trading. (...)

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