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Matthew Readings is Global Antitrust Practice Group Leader and Head of the Brussels office.

He splits his time between Brussels and London and focuses on EU and UK competition law, including transactional and behavioral/contentious work. Matthew advises on cartel investigations by the European Commission and the appeals to the European Courts (where he appears as an advocate). He advises in respect of UK cartel investigations and market studies/investigations by the CMA and sector regulators such as the FCA. He is also experienced in private enforcement of antitrust rights in the UK courts.

Matthew advises a broad range of clients on strategic merger clearance issues, represents clients before the European Commission and the CMA, oversees multi-jurisdictional merger clearance processes in countries throughout the world and advises on complex European Commission and CMA cases including Phase II investigations and remedy cases.

Matthew is recommended in the principal legal directories and teaches EU competition law at Oxford University.