Simon Harms, a Senior Associate in the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Group, advises clients on all aspects of UK and EU competition law, including UK / EU behavioural antitrust issues and worldwide merger control reviews.
In addition to obtaining extensive experience in private practice, Simon has at different points in his career gained invaluable experience working at both the UK Competition & Markets Authority and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition.
In particular, Simon has considerable experience in managing and coordinating worldwide merger control filings for multi-national transactions, with recent experience of the CMA and EUMR merger control regimes. On the behavioural side, Simon has assisted clients in relation to investigations conducted by UK, EU and US competition law enforcement bodies. In addition, he also regularly advises on UK and EU regulatory matters, public procurement and regulated utilities.
Simon's experience spans a wide range of industries, including fast food franchising, consumer goods, radio advertising, crop protection, financial services, construction equipment, cleaning chemicals, shipping, medical devices and the UK water sector.
- Competition law
- Merger control
- Antitrust litigation
- Public procurement
- State aid