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Latham & Watkins Nabs Linklaters Antitrust Partner

 |  April 2, 2023

Simon Pritchard, a former lawyer at Linklaters, has joined Latham & Watkins’ antitrust and competition practice in London. With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in market investigations, conduct inquiries, counseling, complex merger control issues, and representation of cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

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Pritchard has advised a range of clients, including global investors, financial institutions and companies. Latham & Watkins’ London managing partner Stephen Kensell said in a statement that the new arrival “brings substantial industry knowledge, and many years of experience across a wide range of complex transactional, regulatory and enforcement matters”. He continued: “He will add tremendous senior expertise to our strong and growing team in London and Europe.”  

Before joining Linklaters in 2013 Pritchard spent three years as a partner at Allen & Overy. Earlier he served as the UK’s first senior director, mergers under the modern UK regime at the Office of Fair Trading, a predecessor of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). He has particular expertise in the healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, technology, financial services, consumer goods, retail, transport and chemicals industries, and regularly counsels clients in their engagement with the CMA and the European Commission. 

Pritchard has joined Latham as the sixth partner in its London antitrust team, which is known for its complex domestic merger control investigations work, owing in part to partners Gregory Bonné, David Little and Jonathan Parker having former experience working within the CMA.