Ross Ferguson is described by peers as "a bright star who is very easy to deal with", while clients praise his "strong technical ability together with an approachable, collaborative style".
Ross Ferguson is a senior associate in Allen & Overy LLP’s London antitrust group. Ross joined the firm in 2016, having trained and worked as an associate at Linklaters LLP. 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 both BT and Barclays.
Ross is recognised in The Legal 500 as “top notch”, “extremely helpful, efficient and nice to work with”. His experience highlights include advising 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 Legal Business Awards 2017); Lloyds Banking Group on its UK approval of its £1.9bn acquisition of MBNA from Bank of America; Anglo American on the phase 2 approval of its UK construction materials joint venture (Lafarge Tarmac); and AMEC on the antitrust and merger control aspects of its US$3.3bn 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 the University of Oxford and is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
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.