Crowell & Moring’s London office has welcomed competition lawyer Peter Broadhurst as partner.
Broadhurst has 20 years of experience advising companies on competition issues, including merger clearance, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance (acting both for the abused and for the allegedly dominant), distribution arrangements, and developing effective compliance programs. He advises clients on matters in front of the European Commission, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the UK sectoral regulators, as well as managing processes in front of competition regulators in other jurisdictions.
Broadhurst also has experience working with clients in the technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, energy and infrastructure, industrial, and consumer goods industries. He has particular experience in the issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, structural joint ventures, and cooperation agreements, and in obtaining regulatory approval decisions where necessary.
He has advised on UK and EU market studies and investigations, including assisting clients in carrying out internal investigations to assess and monitor their compliance with competition law.
Crowell & Moring chair Philip T. Inglima said: '[Peter's] knowledge – especially with the Competition and Markets Authority – will be extremely valuable to our clients. He is a great strategic fit as the firm and our clients continue to expand globally and as the CMA’s importance as an independent regulator gains prominence post-Brexit.'
Crowell & Moring’s managing partner of the London office Robert Weekes commented: 'Peter is a tremendous addition to our London office and to our global antitrust group. He will provide the firm’s corporate clients with top flight competition advice, working closely with our friends and colleagues on our Brussels competition team.'
Broadhurst added: 'I am excited to join Crowell & Moring, a firm that is recognized for having one of the leading antitrust and competition practices in the world. I was attracted by its strong, ambitious London office and its connection to a global network, and look forward to working with my colleagues in London, Brussels, Shanghai, the United States, and beyond to assist clients with their competition issues. I look forward to building the London component of a global competition team and adding bench strength when needed on larger and more complex work.'