Vivienne Robinson is a solicitor and New York attorney specialising in UK/EU competition law. She worked in the City of London and Washington D.C. before starting her own practice in 1995. She regularly represents parties before the Office of Fair Trading, Competition Commission and European Commission.
Vivienne advises clients on all aspects of competition law, from compliance to complaints, from criminal investigations to follow-on litigation. She has successfully defending alleged cartelists during complex, high-profile investigations taking several years to complete.
Vivienne also advises parties on obtaining merger clearances, including for cross-border mergers needing simultaneous clearance in several jurisdictions. Some of her cases have been highly political, necessitating lobbying and media strategies.
She has served on the Telecommunications Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Sub-Committee and on the Committee of the Union des Avocats Européens.
Vivienne has written and lectured extensively on competition law subjects and was a co-founder of the European Merger Control Quarterly, of which she was also the editor for ten years. When launched in 1995, this was the only legal journal reporting regularly on the merger decisions of the EU and its Member States.
EducationCambridge University (M.A.(Hons) Law), University Exhibitioner and Norfolk County ScholarUniversité Libre de Brussels (Masters degree in European Law), Wiener Anspach ScholarshipAdmitted as an English Solicitor and to the New York State Bar