Stephen Wisking is a partner based in Herbert Smith Freehills' London office practising in all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control, cartels, market investigations and strategic advice. He advises clients across a broad range of sectors including media (particularly broadcasting), telecoms, energy, pharmaceuticals and professional services.
Stephen is a pre-eminent competition litigator, instructing on the most complex and highest-profile competition disputes (both regulatory appeals and private enforcement). He has been involved in competition litigation since the start of his career and has conducted cases before national competition authorities, in the European courts and the UK High Court, as well being involved in numerous cases in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) since its inception. Stephen is a qualified solicitor-advocate and has appeared as counsel in the CAT. He is also a member of the CAT Users Group.
Stephen also advises clients on the application of economic regulation and on contentious regulatory matters particularly in relation to telecoms and all forms of media. His cases are often complex and invariably involve highly technical expert evidence.
Stephen speaks and publishes extensively on competition law issues, particularly in relation to competition litigation issues, and was closely involved in the consultation on the revised CAT Rules published in September 2015.
Stephen has both law and economics degrees from the University of Adelaide and an LLM from Jesus College, University of Cambridge. He is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Australia and a solicitor/solicitor advocate in England and Wales.
WWL says: Equally highly rated for both his contentious and non-contentious work in this sector, Stephen Wisking is a "very impressive operator"
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