Trevor Soames

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
Managing Partner

Trevor Soames is the Managing Partner of Quinn Emmanuel’s Brussels office. He previously was the owner of SoamesAntirust. Between 2010 and 2016, he was a senior partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust Group based in the Brussels office where he practices EU and Member State antitrust/competition and regulatory law. Until 2010, he was Co-Chair of Howrey’s worldwide antitrust practice and Managing Partner of its highly successful Brussels office. Trevor’s innovative work has been regularly recognized by all the leading directories and his leadership of the team that successfully concluded the European Commission’s five-year Article 102 investigation into Qualcomm won the Legal Business Award for Competition Team of the Year 2010. He specializes in handling client critical contentious cases covering the whole range of antitrust including mergers, monopolization (dominance) and cartel investigations in Europe and the USA. A significant element of his practice relates to high technology, internet and the interface of intellectual property and antitrust, especially in the standardization context in respect of which he has been involved in many of the important cases of recent years. Since joining Shearman & Sterling in 2011 Mr. Soames has undertaken an increasing amount of high profile work for the firm’s international financial institution client base. An experienced and fearless advocate, Mr. Soames is often called upon to appear before the agencies and the European/national courts. Regularly published and a frequent conference speaker as well as an Associate Editor of Butterworth’s Competition Law Encyclopaedia, he is qualified as both a Barrister and a Solicitor-Advocate and is recognized in all the principal directories as one of the leading EC competition and antitrust lawyers. Mr. Soames was recently named one of only 19 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in competition law in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers 2013.


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Trevor Soames - New Frontiers of Antitrust 2016
Trevor Soames 13 juin 2016 Paris


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Collette Rawnsley, Geert Goeteyn, Stephen Mavroghenis, Trevor Soames The EU Court of Justice confirms that consulting firms may be held liable and fined for cartel facilitation (AC‑Treuhand)


This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Court of Justice has confirmed that consultancy firms may be held liable and fined for cartel infringements where they contribute to the implementation and (...)

Miguel Rato, Stephen Mavroghenis, Trevor Soames The EU Court of Justice rules on whether a retroactive loyalty rebates scheme is liable to have an exclusionary effect (Post Danmark II)


The EU Court of Justice has handed down its much-awaited preliminary ruling in Post Danmark II . This ruling marks an ‘evolution’ rather than a ‘revolution’ in the assessment of rebates under Article 102 TFEU. While regrettably unclear in certain passages, some aspects of the Court of (...)

Miguel Rato, Trevor Soames The EU Court of Justice rules on the circumstances in which a presumptively dominant SEP holder who has given a FRAND commitment may seek injunctive relief (Huawei / ZTE)


The application of competition law to standard essential patents (SEPs) has been the subject of significant debate. The latest instalment was provided by the Court of Justice on 16 July 2015 with its much-anticipated preliminary ruling in Huawei v. ZTE, which concerns the circumstances in (...)

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