Bruce is Head of AG's Competition practice and has been a partner for 13+ years. He advises clients on anti-trust enforcement (including immunity applications), M&A transactions, market investigations and competition enforcement matters before both the CMA and sectoral regulators, and has extensive experience of both advisory and litigation matters. Bruce acts for a number of regulated clients and has advised clients in the regulated utility sector (including major network operators) on a range of competition law, regulatory and state aid matters. 

His credentials include:

  • advising clients and individuals in anti-trust enforcement cases (including the pharmaceuticals sector, business parcels, bathroom fittings, construction, e-books and other confidential matters) and associated applications for immunity;  
  • advising on complex mergers before the CMA (recent cases include JD Sports/Footasylum and Inspired Entertainment/Novomatic) and other regulators; 
  • advising on CMA and sectoral market studies and investigations across a range of industries;
  • advising on claimant and defence-side in "follow on" damages claims including trucks, envelopes and power cables and stand-alone competition claims; 
  • advising on the anti-trust aspects of complex behavioural/business change processes, as well as advising trade associations on compliance matters; and
  • advising clients on the application of the UK National Security and Investment (NSI) regime, and the UK's subsidy regime.

Bruce's clients include leading financial institutions, Associated British Foods, Office Depot Europe, Inspired Entertainment, NKT Cables, the Road Haulage Association, Network Rail and Royal Mail Group. He is recognised in the Global Elite section of the International Who's Who (GCR) directory for the UK

Bruce is recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers, International Who's Who (Thought Leader – Global) and The Legal 500

  • Editor of LIDC Contributions on Antitrust Law, Springer
  • French - good command
Professional memberships
  • The Competition Law Association (committee member)

"incredibly approachable and very calm."

"You get absolutely personal attention from him and proper partner time; he's on calls, drafts the materials and takes clients from A-Z"
Chambers UK Directory

"reassuring nature which instils confidence" 
Legal 500

Bruce is recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers, International Who's Who and The Legal 500.

"Bruce Kilpatrick is an extremely capable lawyer, with top-drawer knowledge of even the most technical aspects of competition law"
Legal 500

“Bruce Kilpatrick gains consistent praise across the board from clients who call him "exceptionally bright, affable, experienced and down to earth”. He has particular experience in market investigations, mergers and state aid."
Chambers (2015)