Felicity Burling


Felicity trained at HFW. She advises clients on competition law, multi-jurisdictional merger control, EU regulation, data protection / privacy, anti-bribery legislation and public procurement.

Felicity advises clients on how to avoid anti-competitive behaviour (both collusion and abuse of dominance) and what procedures to adopt to stay the right side of the law, from advice on the safest way to handle meetings of competitors, to dealings with online travel agents, to the creation of shipping pools.

Her merger control experience includes drafting Form CO notifications submitted to the European Commission, notably helping to obtain a decision from the European Commission to grant a (rare) derogation from the suspensory merger regime, and conducting global multi-jurisdictional analyses to determine where notifications should be made and liaising with local counsel to submit them.

On trade and financial sanctions, Felicity regularly advises on the application of the Iran sanctions, and has recently advised on the application of the latest sanctions against North Korea.

Contact details

(0)207 264 8047

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Studied at Exeter College, Oxford


Member of the Law Society's Competition Section, the UK Association for European Law, the Competition Law Association and the Procurement Lawyers Asso