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, insurance, pharmaceutical and defence industries.
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; Compass Group plc on its ongoing response to an investigation by the Portuguese Competition Authority, and subsequent decision and Portuguese appeal proceeding; advising the selling private equity consortium on the €9.6bn disposal of the Nycomed pharmaceuticals business to Japan's Takeda; advising Sara Lee on the disposal of its Household & Body Care division to different parties via a series of transactions and obtaining EU merger clearance for BAE Systems on its joint venture with VT Group to consolidate the UK naval shipyards.
Prior to becoming a partner, Andrea was seconded to an economic consultancy where she advised clients on a range of public policy and competition matters.
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 masters degree in Latin American Studies from the University of London. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese and also speaks fluent French and Spanish.
Freshfields' antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and 260 specialists based in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the UK and the US. Our coverage of Asia, Europe and the US enables us to advise our clients in competition cases involving many jurisdictions around the world.
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