John Davies is co-head of Freshfields' antitrust, competition and trade group, and divides his time between the Brussels and London offices. He served as managing partner of the firm's Brussels office for over 10 years, having founded the office in 1989. Before joining the firm, John worked as a case officer in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.
John's practice focuses on competition and regulatory matters at both European and national levels, including the co-ordination of cases before several different competition authorities in major international transactions and investigations.
His recent experience includes representing AB InBev in merger clearances for its acquisition of Modelo (Corona); ENI, Chevron, BP, Total and Sonagol in the EU, China and other clearances of their Angola LNG joint venture; Mach in the European Commission's Phase II merger enquiry into its acquisition by Syniverse; a global investment bank in the commission's investigation into anti-competitive behaviour in the credit default swap markets; and Sony Pictures Entertainment in relation to the EC's inquiry into the roll-out of digital cinema around Europe.
John is a visiting senior fellow at King's College, University of London and is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN). He is recognised as a leading competition law practitioner in the principal legal directories and a number of guides. John speaks English and French.
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