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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Lisa Wright is “well informed on energy market issues”, report commentators. She has a broad competition practice that spans merger control, market investigations, state aid and public procurement matters.  

Peers and clients say:
"She is extremely knowledgeable of the various requirements of each jurisdiction she works in."
"She is a really good all-rounder for competition issues."


Lisa has extensive experience across a wide range of competition and regulatory EU work, including merger control, antitrust, market investigations, state aid, public procurement, sector regulation and foreign investment.

Lisa’s recent highlights include advising: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited on its possible offer for London Stock Exchange Group; Marsh & McLennan on its acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson; innogy on the combination of its subsidiary Npower with SSE’s domestic retail operations in Great Britain; Ocado in relation to its joint venture with Marks & Spencer; Wood Group on its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler; Actelion on its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson and the demerger of its R&D operations; and Michael Kors on its acquisitions of Jimmy Choo and Versace.

Lisa has featured in W@Competition’s list of “40 in their 40s – notable women competition professionals” and previously in Global Competition Review’s top “40 under 40” leading competition lawyers. She is also recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 UK and Who’s Who Legal. Lisa also topped the MergerLinks list of female lawyers acting on the highest value of deals in EMEA in 2019 and placed second in the MergerLinks ranking for top antitrust lawyers in EMEA. Lisa is the author of the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Cartel Regulation.

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