A partner in the Competition team at Bristows, Stephen has extensive experience advising across a range of EU and UK competition law matters. He has a broad practice encompassing merger control, cartels and anti-trust investigations before regulators in the UK and the European Commission.
Advising across diverse sectors including financial services, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology, Steve has also previously spent time at the communications regulator OFCOM, where he advised on a variety of competition and regulatory matters, including in relation to spectrum auction regulations.
Steve provides clients with pragmatic, commercial advice including in respect of ongoing compliance and dawn raid training and on the special responsibilities relevant to companies who enjoy a dominant market position.
Steve is the current vice president of the Competition Section of the Law Society and one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2016.
- Competition Bulletin, January 2012 - Premier League football cases (First published in Computer and Telecommunications Law Review () 18 C.T.L.R., Issue 2))
- Media Bulletin, October 2011 - Why the FA Premier League may yet win on away goals (First published in International Law Office, 10 October 2011)
- Competition Bulletin, October 2011 - FA Premier League v QC Leisure and Case
- Competition Bulletin, August 2011 - Media Plurality and Fitness for Purpose (First published in Entertainment Law Review (Ent. L.R. 2011, 22(8), 224 - 228))
- Competition Bulletin, May 2011 - Agency or distribution? The struggle for mastery in e-book pricing (First published in Competition Law Insight, 3 May 2011)
- Media Bulletin, April 2011 - E-book pricing: the clash between copyright and competition law (First published in International Law Office, 7 April 2011)