Philip Mansfield is a UK-qualified partner in Allen & Overy LLP's London antitrust group, who splits his time between the London and Brussels offices. He has led meetings with agencies around the world on merger, cartel and behavioural matters for various clients, including with the EU Commission, UK agencies, US Department of Justice (DoJ), US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), US Court of North California, South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
Philip regularly obtains regulatory approval for complex mergers and joint venture arrangements, particularly in the high-tech sector and was a winner of the GCR matter of the year in both 2011 and 2012 for merger-related cases. His experience includes advising: Sun Microsystems on European Commission and Rest of World filings in relation to its acquisition by Oracle; Symantec Corporation on the antitrust issues of its US$13 billion merger with Veritas Software Corporation and its acquisition of Verisign; Micron on the acquisition of a joint controlling interest in Inotera and various other acquisitions; and Seagate on its acquisition of Samsung HDD and Xyratex.
He also has an established track record of representing companies in successfully raising and defending behavioural complaints before the European Commission relating to interoperability (Sun Microsystems/Microsoft, PSI/IBM), bundling (Microsoft/Opera, Microsoft/Vista), patent pools (DVD6C/iODRA) and patent ambush (Micron/Rambus). He is a regular speaker at the signature IBA/ABA cartel conference. Recent matters include advising Micron in its first EU settlement case (DRAM); and advising parties in each of the Rubber Chemicals, EPDM, Heat Stabilisers, GIS, Power Transformer, LCD, CRT and Auto Parts investigations. OFT cases include the criminal and civil truck manufacturers’ investigation. He is currently advising clients on their defences to several separate follow-on damages actions before the English and German courts, and has represented claimants in the English courts.
More recently Philip has developed extensive experience in advising financial institutions on a number of FCA market studies, as well as with regard to strategies surrounding the merits of making immunity applications to the CMA and the EU Commission’s CDS investigation.
Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 100 specialists located across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in recent years.
WWL says: A top merger lawyer, he is also well regarded for his cartels expertise
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