Andrea Gomes da Silva is a partner in Freshfields' antitrust, competition and trade group based in London. She practises across the full range of EU and UK competition law, advising clients on merger control, Articles 101/102 and the UK equivalent, cartel investigations and general behavioural matters.
Andrea represents clients across a range of sectors, with particular experience in the retail, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and defence industries.
For much of 2013, Andrea has been seconded to the OFT as part of the transition team responsible for establishing the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will assume the functions of the OFT and CC on 1 April 2014. Andrea led the team (comprising individuals from the OFT and the CC) producing guidance for business and practitioners on the CMA's new legal powers.
Prior to her secondment, Andrea's major matters include advising IHG plc on the OFT's investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in the online supply of room only hotel accommodation by online travel agents and Compass Group plc on its ongoing response to an investigation by the Portuguese Competition Authority, and subsequent decision and Portuguese appeal proceeding.
Andrea is on the leadership team of the firm's Brazil practice. She is also on the editorial board of the ABA's Antitrust Magazine.
Andrea was educated at Oxford University, and has a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of London. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese and also speaks fluent French and Spanish.
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