Dominic Long

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Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Having joined Allen & Overy LLP as a trainee, Dominic Long was made up to partner in 2017 and splits his time between A&O’s London and Brussels offices. Dominic has extensive experience advising on complex, multi-jurisdictional merger clearances before both the European Commission (EC) and UK merger control authorities, as well as abuse of dominance (particularly in an IP licensing context) and cartel investigations, EU state aid considerations and market investigations.

Dominic has advised on the merger control aspects of a number of precedent-setting transactions, including four of the six non-defence sector, public interest interventions under the UK’s Enterprise Act 2002, and three Phase II clearances under the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR). These include News Corp on its proposed acquisition of Sky (then BSkyB); Sky on its acquisition of a 17.9 per cent stake in ITV (including before both the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and the Court of Appeal); HBOS on its acquisition by Lloyds (including before the CAT); Sun Microsystems on the Phase II EUMR clearance of its acquisition by Oracle; Seagate on the EU and worldwide merger control aspects of its acquisition of the hard disk drive business of Samsung Electronics; Orange Austria on the Phase II EUMR clearance of its acquisition by Hutchison; Bord Gáis Éireann on the privatisation of its energy division; and Veon (formerly VimpelCom) on the four-to-three merger of its Italian mobile telecoms subsidiary, Wind, with H3G – conditionally cleared by the EC following a Phase II EUMR review. He is currently advising 21st Century Fox on the UK regulatory aspects of its proposed acquisition of Sky (after helping to secure unconditional EUMR clearance of the same transaction) and on its proposed US$52 billion acquisition by The Walt Disney Company.

Dominic also advised one of the UK’s six large energy companies on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into GB energy markets, the largest market investigation undertaken in the UK. In relation to EU state aid matters, he has advised the London Legacy Development Corporation on its competition to select concessionaires for the London Olympic Stadium and a number of clients in relation to the development of new-build nuclear power plants in the UK. Dominic is also currently advising Huawei on EU competition law considerations in relation to its precedent-setting patent licensing disputes with Conversant and Unwired Planet.

Dominic is described in The Legal 500 as “smart and effective”, a “rising star”, and praised for his “strong intellect” and “ability to translate legal advice with ease”. Dominic holds a BA (first class) in PPE from the University of Oxford and a master’s (distinction) in management studies from the University of Cambridge. He regularly publishes articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and case commentaries on numerous aspects of competition law and economics.

Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 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: Noted for his "calmness and intellect", Dominic Long is a favourite among clients who appreciate his "clarity of thought and abilities to articulate the issues in a simple and straightforward manner".

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