Ross Ferguson always “seeks to understand his clients and their needs, and addresses them in an efficient, calm and prompt manner”. He also has “fantastic drafting skills”.
Peers and clients say:
“An excellent competition lawyer, with great drafting and interpersonal skills. He is efficient and reactive. It’s a pleasure working with him."
“He is hard-working and excellent at interacting with clients.”
“Ross is a highly experienced and intelligent practitioner."
Ross Ferguson is a senior associate in Allen & Overy’s London antitrust group. Ross joined the firm in 2016, having trained and worked as an associate at Linklaters. Ross advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law and has extensive experience in the telecoms, financial, retail, infrastructure and technology sectors. Ross also has experience from secondments at BT and Barclays.
Ross is recognised by clients as “top-notch”, “extremely helpful, efficient and nice to work with”. His experience highlights include advising Refinitiv on its proposed US$27 billion acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group; VEON on the EU phase 2 approval of the Wind/Tre joint venture in Italy (for which Allen & Overy was awarded Competition Team of the Year at the 2017 Legal Business Awards); Lloyds Banking Group on the UK approval of its £1.9 billion acquisition of MBNA from Bank of America; Anglo American on the UK phase 2 approval of its UK construction materials joint venture (Lafarge Tarmac); and AMEC on the antitrust and merger control aspects of its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Foster Wheeler. Ross also has extensive experience advising large multinationals on EU and UK antitrust investigations and market investigations.
Ross holds a degree in law with law studies in Europe from Oxford University. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Allen & Overy's global antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating across APAC, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust transactions, policies, litigation and regulatory strategies, and regularly acts on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in the market.