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Andrew Maxwell | Partner

andrew.maxwell@freeths.co.uk
+44 (0) 345 128 6997

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Andrew has extensive expertise on EU and UK competition law, regularly advising on complex investigations into mergers, markets, cartels (including dawn raids) and abuse of dominance. He has represented clients in antitrust proceedings before both the European Commission and the UK competition regulators

This includes:

  • Advised a leading alcoholic drinks manufacturer on a novel pricing arrangement with a major grocery retailer
  • Advised a UK pub chain owner on potential defences to pub broadcasts of FA Barclays Premiership matches during the Saturday afternoon ‘closed period’ via signals received from another EU country
  • Advised a global fast food restaurant chain on outsourcing and distribution
  • Acted for a major alcoholic drinks manufacturer, advising on a potential abuse of dominance challenge on loyalty rebates and exclusivity arrangements; on reciprocal production and distribution arrangements with a competitor; and on competition compliance, including providing advice and training
  • Accor(GLB)/Luminar – successfully obtained Phase 1 EU merger clearance for a casino joint venture
  • Advised Betfair UK on the competition aspects of a major technology transfer pertaining to its sale of a 50% equity interest in its Australasian joint venture to Crown Resorts
  • Carried out competition compliance training for major brewer

“Great value for money – much better than some of the larger practices. Extremely knowledgeable and cost conscious”.

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