Michael Reynolds is a well-established figure in the competition market where he is adulated as an authority on merger control and unilateral conduct cases.
Michael Reynolds has more than 40 years’ experience in European antitrust law and founded Allen & Overy’s Brussels office in 1979. He has represented many major European, North American and Japanese corporations and other international clients before the European Commission (EC) in merger control, cartel and unilateral conduct cases and has advised the governments of Spain, Russia, Poland and Romania on the application of European Union law.
Michael acted for Sun Microsystems in its complaint against Microsoft leading to one of the most complex antitrust cases ever brought by the EC. He has been involved in over 20 of the EC’s major cartel cases, including one of the first cases on cartel settlements. He has particular experience in the chemicals and high-tech sectors.
Michael was president of the International Bar Association (IBA) for the term 2013–2014. Prior to becoming president, he held a number of senior positions at the IBA, including vice-president, secretary general, chair of the legal practice division and chair of the antitrust and trade law committee.
Michael is a visiting professor in European competition law at the University of Durham and has been identified by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers as being among the world’s leading competition lawyers.
Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating 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.