David Broomhall is co-head of the firm's antitrust, competition and trade group. A UK solicitor, David has practised in Brussels since 1991 where he served as managing partner of the Brussels office for eight years. He was named as one of the few “leading individuals” in the area of EU competition law by The Legal 500: Europe.
His practice focuses on EU competition law issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, collaborative and other horizontal and vertical arrangements, cartel investigations, and public procurement law. His experience covers a broad range of industry sectors including chemicals, consumer products and retail, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, infrastructure and transport and private equity.
David, who speaks English and French, has recently advised on the EU competition aspects of a number of high-profile mergers both within Europe and internationally. He has also guided a number of clients successfully through complex multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations, the challenges of market liberalisation and on a wide range of public procurement matters including procurement structuring in relation to specific projects and designing public procurement compliance systems for both basic and strategic purchasing.
Recognised in his fields of expertise in all of the principal legal directories, David is also co-contributing editor of Global Competition Review’s Modernisation in Europe, a guide to the world’s increasingly complex legal and regulatory regimes, now in its third edition.
David was educated at the University of Leicester and at the Université Robert Schuman III in Strasbourg.
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