John Cassels, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade
I lead the firm's Brexit Taskforce and co-head the Regulatory Group. I specialise in competition law, advising on all aspects of the UK and EU regimes including cartel investigations, antitrust litigation, restrictive agreements, dominance issues, alliances, and structural changes such as mergers and acquisitions. I also work with clients on public procurement, state aid, international trade and regulatory investigations. My advice is practical and commercial, focusing on assessing and mitigating real risks.
I have worked with clients across a broad range of industries from water and wastewater to soft drinks. I have particular expertise in regulated sectors, including food/beverage, transport, life sciences and financial/professional services.
Clients tell me that they value my direct approach and Legal 500 notes that I am 'very astute, approachable and adaptable'.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a Masters in Law and Economics (Distinction) from the University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands).