Jeremy Robinson
Partner, Corporate


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Jeremy is a Partner in the London office of Watson Farley & Williams who specialises in EU law, EU Competition law and UK Competition law across all sectors. He assists clients with competition investigations, EU litigation and competition advice in commercial transactions. His work covers international merger control for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; distribution and licensing arrangements; restrictive agreements/abuse of dominance; competition compliance; State aid; sanctions; economic regulation of certain industry sectors, in particular aviation, transport, energy and utilities; and the legal implications of “Brexit”.

Experience Open

    Jeremy’s experience includes advising on:
    • Merger control in a range of acquisitions and joint ventures.
    • State aid investigations before the European Commission.
    • Judicial review and a preliminary reference before the Court of Justice of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
    • Court of Appeal proceedings challenging a ruling of the Competitions Appeal Tribunal in relation to a CMA Market Investigation.

Education Open

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • College of Law
  • University of Oxford (M.A.)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • November 2017 – HOSPACE 2017: speaking slot titled ‘The Consequences of Leaving the EU to the Hospitality Industry’.
  • September 2017 – Automatic Vending Association AVEX Conference 2017: speaking slot titled ‘Competition Law: Everything you need to know in 30 minutes’.
  • June 2017 – BHA Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2017: moderator on  panel on discussing international connectivity to the UK.
  • November 2016 – HOSPACE 2016: panellist discussing how Brexit may affect the hospitality industry.
  • September 2016 – World Routes 2016 (Chengdu): moderated panel of expert aviation consultants; speech on Brexit and global aviation.
  • April 2016 – Routes Europe 2016 (Krakow): panellist on EU aviation business and regulatory panel; speech on regulatory issues in route development.
  • Ongoing – Author of the UK aviation chapter of Butterworths Competition Law (practitioner guide to competition law).
  • 2016 – Author of Competition Law and Policy in the UK in the Investors’ Guide to the United Kingdom.
  • August 2016 – Article on Airfreight Cartel in Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle.
  • March 2016 – Speaker at Anjoman on Iran sanctions.
  • March 2016 – Speaker at AERIAL; Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Routes Europe 2016 – Speaker and panellist, Krakow.
  • October 2015 – UK National Reporter for Competition Law for the LIDC Congress, Stockholm.
  • September 2015 – Speaker at World Airport Lawyers Association, Athens.
  • June 2015 – Speaker at 7th Annual UK Ports Conference.
  • April 2015 – Speaker at European Regions Airline Association conference, Rome.
  • April 2015 – Speaker at Routes Europe, Aberdeen.
  • September 2014 – Speaker at World Routes, Chicago.
  • July 2014 – Speaker at Routes Africa, Zimbabwe.
  • May 2014 – Speaker at Airports Council International (Europe), Madeira.
  • April 2014 – Speaker at Routes Europe, Marseille.
  • September 2013 – Speaker at World Routes, Las Vegas.
  • July 2013 – Speaker at Routes Africa, Kampala.
  • April 2013 – Speaker at Routes Europe, Budapest.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Treasurer of the Competition Law Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2015 Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

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