Will Spens

Stephenson Harwood

Will is a competition lawyer with experience in UK and EU competition law issues arising from cross-border M&A and private equity deals, cartel investigations, behavioral policies and market investigations. He has worked with a number of multinational clients on both UK and EU merger control cases, with a particular focus on the bidding process and pre-emptive analysis, as well as substantive multi-jurisdictional assessments on large, cross-border transactions. He has further worked with clients on cartel investigations and follow-on damages claims, as well as advising on various forms of commercial agreements, including framework and distribution agreements. Will has also been involved with compliance training for corporate entities, covering topics such as dawn raids and re-sale price maintenance. Will joined the team from White & Case LLP, where he trained as a solicitor and qualified in March 2020. Will’s training period included a six-month secondment with Nestlé UK Ltd.



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Marc Israel, Sophie Sahlin, Will Spens The UK Financial Conduct Authority makes the first use of its enforcement powers under competition law and in a landmark decision fines 3 asset managers for exchanging "strategic" information (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Summary In a landmark decision on 21 February 2019 (the “Decision”), marking the first use of its enforcement powers under the Competition Act 1998 (“CA 1998”), (...)

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