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Gordon Downie

Gordon Downie



  • Public Law
  • Regulation and Markets
  • Economic Regulation
  • EU and Competition

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Third Energy Package. Group
Energy Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

Gordon is an acknowledged leader in the field of UK and EU competition law and regulation.  His practice has developed a particular emphasis on the role and functioning of markets in regulated sectors in the UK and overseas (such as the energy and water industries) and in connection with the provision of key public services. Gordon's clients include regulatory bodies, regulated entities and other stakeholders (such as complaint-handling bodies).

Admitted in Scotland.

Areas of Practice

Economic Regulation | EU and Competition | Public Law | Regulation and Markets | Utilities

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Law Society of Scotland
Law Society Competition Law Committee


UK Competition and Consumer Regimes Set for Shake Up
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2021

The UK Government has this week announced what would be the biggest shake-up of the competition and consumer protection policy landscape for the last 20 years. On 20 July 2021 the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation document setting out its proposals for sweeping reforms of the UK’s competition and consumer protection law regimes and inviting responses by 1 October 2021...

Sports Governing Bodies: Competition Law and Regulation
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2021

From a competition law standpoint, the regulation of sport presents a difficult conundrum. On the one hand, sports regulations may limit the ability of economic actors (including sportspeople) to win business through unrestricted competition. On the other hand, without such regulations, the essential core of the sport (and the business interests built around it) may be undermined...

The UK Subsidy Control Bill
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2021

The announcement on 30 June that the Subsidy Control Bill has been introduced into the UK Parliament is a very welcome development for those who have been waiting for the legal 'gap' in this area to be plugged. This short article outlines the key elements of the proposed new regime...

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