Verity Egerton-Doyle

Competition/Antitrust Managing Associate, London

"I advise clients on their most complex antitrust issues, from global merger control to investigations into anticompetitive conduct. My experience spans all sectors, including retail, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, energy, and mining. I aim to give clear and solutions driven advice that is calibrated to clients’ commercial objectives."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Verity is a managing associate in Linklaters’ London Competition & Antitrust Group. She has diverse experience across advisory, investigatory and transactional aspects of competition law in the EU and the UK, including on vertical and abuse of dominance issues. She is particularly familiar with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, having spent time on secondment to the CMA’s mergers group, during which she sat on the CMA’s Mergers Intelligence Committee.

Work Highlights

Verity’s recent experience includes:

  • Sainsbury’s on its proposed merger with ASDA
  • a major generic pharmaceutical company on multiple CMA investigations into alleged anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominance
  • An oil major in relation to a successfully closed investigation in oil and gas benchmarks
  • Centrica in relation to the CMA’s investigation into the UK energy market
  • a Canadian pension fund to establish a merger control infrastructure to facilitate swift and cost-efficient outcomes on regular acquisitions
  • a major oil company on sale of its global LPG business
  • QIAGEN on its proposed merger with Thermo Fisher Scientific

Professional experience

Verity is an active participant in the firm’s Social Impact programme, as a member of the London Social Impact Committee and regular volunteer with various initiatives including the Mary Ward Legal Centre and The Access Project.

Education and qualifications

Verity holds a MA in European Competition Law from Kings College London, for which she was awarded the prize for best dissertation. She has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Law, from the University of Queensland in Australia, for which she was awarded the Law Medal for Most Outstanding Graduate.

Published works

Verity has authored and co-authored multiple publications and articles, including:

  • ABA Antitrust Handbook: Information Exchange
  • 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
  • Michelle Meagher & Verity Doyle “Ideal Standard (Fittings Cartel): No More Multi-product, Single-complex Infringements” Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2014
  • Verity Doyle & John Eichlin “The Growth of the Compliance Carrot: United States Latest - But Not Only - Authority to Reward Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs” ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Compliance and Ethics Spotlight, March 2016
  • Kirsten Donnelly & Verity Doyle “Reforms to the Criminal Cartel Regime in the UK: Lame Duck No More?” ABA Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, April 2014