Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Mark Simpson is an antitrust and competition lawyer based in London. He specializes in advising on contentious matters such as investigations by UK and EU authorities, competition litigation before the English High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), regulatory appeals (e.g. in relation to price control determinations for utilities) and judicial review proceedings. Mark has also advised clients in defending high-profile cartel investigations by the European Commission and the UK competition authorities, including the Competition and Markets Authority and its predecessor the OFT. He has also been involved in a number of significant cartel damages actions before the English courts, including cases relating to methionine, synthetic rubber, paraffin waxes, gas-insulated switchgear and smart chips.
Mark advises corporates, trade associations, government agencies and regulators. His perspective is informed by periods spent outside of private practice as an in-house adviser at a mobile telecommunications company and at a (music) recording industry trade association and as a government adviser in the New Zealand business ministry. He has particular regulatory experience in telecommunications, electricity networks and broadcasting.
Mark is named in Who’s Who Legal for competition law, recommended in Legal 500 (Competition and Competition Litigation and TMT: IT and Telecoms) and recognized as an Acritas “Star” lawyer.