Vineet Budhiraja
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Vineet is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Regulatory, Public Law and Competition group and specialises in EU and UK Competition Law across all sectors.

Vineet advises on a broad range of competition law matters, including cartel investigations; market dominance issues; merger filings; State aid; review of distribution/service agreements; competition compliance and the legal implications of “Brexit”.

Vineet joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2015. He previously worked at an international law firm where he trained and then qualified into the firm’s Competition, EU & Regulatory department. His time also included a client secondment to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Experience Open

    Vineet’s experience includes advising on:
    • Merger control in a range of acquisitions and joint ventures.
    • Court of Appeal proceedings challenging a ruling of the Competitions Appeal Tribunal in relation to a CMA Market Investigation.
    • State aid investigations before the European Commission.
    • Cartel investigations by the European Commission and/or the CMA.
    • Developing competition compliance programmes for various clients, including drafting competition compliance manuals, producing online learning modules and developing and presenting face-to-face training.
    • Undertaking dawn raid health review checks and carrying out mock dawn raids.
    • Various distribution agreements with reference to the Vertical Agreement Block Exemption and the Technology Transfer Block Exemption.

Education Open

  • The College of Law, Birmingham, LPC
  • Queen Mary, University of London, LLM Competition Law
  • University of Leicester, LLB
  • University of Pune, India, Bachelor of Socio Legal Sciences

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Advocate, Delhi Bar Association (India)

Employment Record Open

  • 2015 – present: Associate and Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2011 – 2015: Trainee and Associate, Eversheds

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