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Matt Evans
Partner

Contact

(T) +44.20.7039.5180
(F) +44.20.7039.5999

Education

  • King's College London (Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law with commendation 2002); The College of Law, Chester (Legal Practice Course with commendation 1998; Common Professional Examination with commendation 1997); Worcester College, Oxford University (M.A. in Classics and Modern Languages 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Government Service

  • Intern, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels (2001)

Matt Evans is recognized as a leading adviser on UK and EU competition law, focusing on both merger control and behavioral matters. On transactions, he represents clients before the Competition and Markets Authority and European Commission to obtain regulatory clearance for mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. On the behavioral side, Matt advises on investigations into anticompetitive agreements and practices, including cartels and supply arrangements, market investigations, abuses of dominant position, state aid, and EU free movement issues. He has extensive experience advising clients on e-commerce, in particular on structuring brand owners' distribution arrangements. He works with clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, energy, telecom, technology, music, betting and gaming, fast moving consumer goods, environmental, and agriculture.

Matt's recent transactional experience includes successfully representing market leading clients in merger control cases before national competition authorities and the European Commission in a number of diverse sectors, including rail transport, telecoms, hi-tech engineering, construction materials, health care, and real estate. He is also currently advising clients in ongoing EU antitrust regulatory investigations.

Matt has authored or coauthored numerous articles, most recently on the implications of Brexit for M&A deals and the rights of the UK government to review and block acquisitions of businesses trading in the UK and raising public interest concerns. He has coauthored the UK chapter on merger control for Global Legal Insights and speaks regularly at competition law seminars. He is an elected member of the Competition Section committee of the Law Society of England & Wales and a member of the editorial advisory board of Kluwer Competition Law.


Matt Evans