Ashurst (London)

Emile Abdul-Wahab

Ashurst (London)
Senior Associate

Emile Abdul-Wahab is a Senior Associate in the Competition department of Ashurst’s London office. He joined the department in March 2018, having previously trained with the firm. He advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious competition law. Prior to joining Ashurst, Emile spent one year working for the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority. He holds an LL.B. Law degree from the University of Manchester and has postgraduate research experience in EU competition law.


He was awarded the Law Society’s highly commended Horsfall-Turner essay competition prize in 2017.

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2507 Bulletin

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Supreme Court restores finding that Ofcom overstepped its regulatory powers under the Framework Directive with respect to a carrier’s termination charges to other mobile carriers (BT v Telefónica and others)


On 9 July 2014, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in BT v Telefónica and others , restoring earlier judgments by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) in August 2011 [ [2011] CAT 24 ; [2011] CAT 26.]], which was overturned by the Court of Appeal on 25 July 2012 . The judgments (...)

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds the Competition Commission’s decision ordering partial divestment of an airline’s minority shareholding in its direct competitor (Ryanair)


On 7 March 2014, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“the CAT”) handed down its judgement upholding the findings of the Competition Commission (“the CC”) in its final report (“the Report”) concluding that Ryanair’s 29.82% minority shareholding in Aer Lingus resulted in a substantial lessening of (...)

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses an appeal attempting to challenge the ’value judgements’ made by OFCOM, following an investigation into the business connectivity services market (Colt)


Background On 26 November 2013, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) dismissed an appeal brought by Colt Technology Services (“Colt”) against the Office of Communications (“OFCOM”) under Section 192 of the Communications Act 2003 (the “Act”). The appeal follows the publication of OFCOM’s (...)

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision to prohibit the merger of two foreign companies in the supply market of metal packaging coatings for beer and beverage cans (Akzo Nobel / Metlac)


On 21 June 2013, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) upheld the UK Competition Commission’s (“CC”) finding on 21 December 2012 that Akzo Nobel N.V.’s (“Akzo Nobel”) proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding S.r.l. (“Metlac Holding”) would lead to a substantial lessening of competition in the market (...)

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the rules regarding “on the merit” appeals and underlines in red the “insuperable task” that parties challenging competition authority decisions must overcome (Everything Everywhere)


Everything Everywhere v Competition Commission was an appeal brought by the UK’s mobile telephone operator, Everything Everywhere Ltd (the “Appellant”), following the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (the “Tribunal”) ruling in May 2012. The Court of Appeal (the “Court”) dismissed the appeal in favour of (...)

Emile Abdul-Wahab The UK Court of Appeal paves the way for an ‘anchored’ follow-on claim against an industrial copper tube cartel liable under Art. 101 TFEU (Toshiba Carrier / KME Yorkshire)


On 13th September 2012, the UK Court of Appeal turned down an appeal by KME Yorkshire Ltd (“KME UK”) to summarily dismiss a private damages claim by Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd and other claimants (“Toshiba UK”). The claim was in respect of losses that occurred during the operation of a cartel between (...)

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