Title: Distributorship


Simon Barnes



Simon Barnes

Firm: Shoosmiths
Address:Witan Gate House
500-600 Witan Gate West
Milton Keynes MK9 1SH
Phone:+44 (0)118 965 8912
Fax:+44 (0)3700 86 8301
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Local Time:Mon. 21:10
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Simon leads the firm's EU and competition law practice. He has extensive experience advising on competition law compliance, merger control, competition investigations and litigation.

Simon regularly works with businesses to develop and implement effective compliance training programmes for their staff. He also advises on the competition law considerations arising from clients' day-to-day commercial arrangements.

Simon represents clients in investigations before the Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission. He has also advised in relation to cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg, as well as on competition investigations in a number of other jurisdictions, in Europe and elsewhere.

Recent examples of Simon's experience include:
- advising Ageas Insurance in the CMA's market investigation into private motor insurance;
- acting for Skoosh International in support of Skyscanner's successful appeal before the CAT against the CMA's settlement decision in the hotel bookings case;
- securing EU Merger Regulation clearance for LDC's investment in TNT Post UK.

Simon joined Shoosmiths from Hogan Lovells at the beginning of 2012. He previously spent four years working in Brussels. Simon is recognised in the Chambers & Partners UK directory 2015.


Areas of Practice


Main Focus: Competition

  • EU and competition law




BA (hons) in Law with European Law, 1st class - University of Nottingham