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Simon Pritchard

Competition/Antitrust Partner, London


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Member of the New York Bar
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (non-practising)


Partner in Competition/Antitrust with experience in UK and EU merger control and antitrust matters, including abuse of dominance, CAT litigation and cartel defence work.  Simon has expertise across a range of industry sectors including consumer goods and retailing, transport, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, IT, financial services and chemicals.

Professional experience

2013 to date Partner, Linklaters, London
2009 - 2013 Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, London
2003 - 2008 Senior Director, Mergers, Office of Fair Trading, London
(Director, Mergers 2005-7; Deputy Director, Mergers 2003-5)
2001 - 2003 Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington D.C.
1999 - 2000 Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels


1996 - 1997 University of Heidelberg, LLM
1989 - 1996  University of Adelaide, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)


English, German, Dutch