Return of Dawn Raids

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Return of Dawn Raids

Return of Dawn Raids

About the speakers
  • Sophie Lawrance
    Sophie Lawrance
    Partner at Bristows
    Sophie specialises in EU and UK competition law and litigation. She has a particular interest in working with businesses in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology. Her practice spans all competition issues, but has a particular focus on litigation and investigations. Sophie has significant experience of competition litigation in the UK courts. She has been involved both in pure competition law actions, acting for both claimants and defendants, and in several substantial pieces of patent litigation in which competition defences have been raised. Sophie has market-leading experience of cases involving FRAND licensing obligations, acting for both implementers and patentees. Alongside this, Sophie’s case load to date has included defending applications for interim injunctive relief, handling mixed stand-alone/follow-on damages claims, raising and defending competition issues arising from the seeking of remedies in IP cases and claims arising from IP licences. Alongside her litigation case-load, Sophie handles competition authority investigations at both EU and national level, including in dawn raid situations. A recent focus has been on CMA investigations into the UK generics sector. Issues on which she has advised in this context include both substantive competition law and procedural issues, such as legal professional privilege, as well as dealing with competition director disqualification cases which are now a focus for the UK competition regulator. Sophie is Vice Chair (Competition) of the Competition Law Association (CLA) Committee.
  • Ilaria Filippi
    Ilaria Filippi
    Executive Counsel – Anti-Bribery & Data Privacy at Baker Hughes
  • Mathieu van Ravenstein
    Mathieu van Ravenstein
    Partner at FORCYD
    Mathieu has over 20 years of experience in legal, policy advice and eDiscovery. He has worked with global corporations, law firms and international institutions across EMEA advising on many high profile and complex investigations and disputes as well as on legislation in areas such as corporate fraud, money laundering, competition law and international trade. Mathieu founded several of the first document review companies or departments in Europe and has built up a large global network of lawyers and project managers.”

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