Expertise

Clare is a managing associate in the competition team and specialises in all aspects of competition law. She advises clients across a range of sectors, including retail and consumer, financial services, regulated sectors and utilities. Clare's recent work includes advising on matters relating to mergers, distribution agreements, compliance, market investigations, abuses of dominance, anti-competitive agreements, and state aid. Clare has a graduate diploma in EU competition law from King's College London.

 

Experience
  • merger control advice and obtaining clearance from competition authorities in the UK, EU and other international jurisdictions
  • acting for a major bank on the CMA's market investigation into retail banking, including in relation to the CMA's proposed remedies following its final report
  • advising on a Chapter I investigation by a regulator in relation to anti-competitive price fixing agreements
  • advising clients in relation to the European Commission's e-commerce sector inquiry
  • advising a number of high profile clients on the UK and EU competition law implications for their distribution arrangements, including on issues such as resale price maintenance and exclusivity
  • providing advice on abuse of dominance issues, including advising a water undertaker on abuse of dominance principles in relation to its price setting and advising a major postal operator on abuse of dominance and margin squeeze
  • providing competition law compliance and GSCOP advice and training to a large number of clients, primarily in the retail and consumer sector
  • state aid advice, including in relation to applications by both public and private entities for ERDF funding, and advising clients on exemptions including de minimis and GBER as well as in relation to R&D arrangements
Education
  • King's College London – Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law (2014)
  • BPP Law School – Legal Practice Course (2010)
  • College of Law – Graduate Diploma in Law (2009)
  • University of Durham – Philosophy & Psychology BA (Hons) (2007)