Emma Cochrane

Emma Cochrane

Practice Development Lawyer, Competition/Antitrust, London

“I am an EU and UK competition law specialist with experience advising clients across the spectrum of competition issues. I focus on understanding market trends and analysing the impact on our clients’ businesses."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Emma is a Practice Development Lawyer (“PDL”) in the Competition/Antitrust group, a role unique to Linklaters.

As PDL, Emma works closely with clients to provide updates on market trends, legal and regulatory developments and considers how they may impact their business. With over nine years’ experience as a competition lawyer, Emma has experience advising on cartel investigations, mergers and acquisitions, market investigations, abuse of a dominant position and other commercial agreements. She has completed inhouse secondments to Visa and UBS. Emma offers a balance of legal and market experience in the role of PDL and is a key contact for clients as part of their core Linklaters’ teams.

Emma has worked across a range of sectors including financial services, energy, technology and consumer.

She has recently led the competition team’s focus on competition law and sustainability, a topic we expect to gain increasing prominence. Our dedicated series can be explored here. She also has extensive experience advising on compliance policies with a focus on advising clients on market standard practice.

Professional experience

Emma is a regular speaker on global, EU and UK competition law at Linklaters events and external conferences. She is a regular contributor to our LinkingCompetition blog, as well as our UK Merger Control blog, Platypus. Her external publications include:

  • Nicole Kar, Emma Cochrane & Bella Spring “Mergers and Sustainability”, Concurrences (upcoming publication)
  • Nicole Kar, Emma Cochrane & Verity Doyle “A possible parting of the ways? Will Brexit mean doctrinal divergence between EU and UK competition law?” Competition Law Insight, July 2016

Emma has tutored undergraduate students at Oxford University in Competition Law and prior to starting her legal career worked as a research assistant to Dr. Ariel Ezrachi Professor of Competition Law at University of Oxford.

She is a member of the Competition Law Section of the Law Society and the Inclusive Competition Forum.

Education and qualifications

Emma holds a first class degree in Law with Law Studies in Europe (German law) from the University of Oxford. As part of her degree she spent a year studying German law at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

She speaks English and German.