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Jon Lawrence

Jon Lawrence
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Jon Lawrence is a partner at Freshfields specialising in commercial and international litigation and regulatory investigations/disputes, particularly involving EU and antitrust law. He is based in London.

Jon is listed as a Star Individual in Chambers, heads Freshfields’ global antitrust litigation group, and co-leads the firm’s cartel skills group. He is one of the two solicitor representatives on the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s user group. Jon often acts for multinational companies in co-ordinating Europe-wide defences of damages claims arising from European Commission and national authority cartel decisions.

His major cases include acting for: Hoffmann-La Roche in its defence of claims arising from the vitamins cartels (Provimi v Aventis; Deans Foods v Aventis; Devenish v Aventis; and Grampian v Aventis); Bayer AG in its European litigation arising from synthetic rubber cartels (Cooper Tire v Shell Chemicals); ABB in its European and other litigation arising from the gas insulated switchgear cartel (National Grid v ABB Limited); SGL in the Competition Appeal Tribunal proceedings relating to a cartel in electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products (Emerson v Morgan Crucible and Deutsche Bahn v Morgan Crucible); EWS in its defence to regulatory proceedings in the freight rail industry and related follow-on damages claims, (Freightliner Limited v EWS and Enron Coal Services v EWS); the London Stock Exchange in its dispute with PLUS regarding the compatibility of certain Rules of the Exchange with competition law and the free movement rules under the EC Treaty; and Mars in its “ice cream war” with Unilever.

Jon was educated at Downing College, Cambridge and has been a partner since 1993.

Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

WWL says: Jon Lawrence is a major player in the UK competition scene and "is able to find solutions that others just don't see"

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