John SchmidtPartner at Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
John Schmidt leads the UK Competition team in London. He has more than two decades of experience dealing with competition authorities and courts in the UK and the EU and regularly advises on complex competition conduct issues, investigations, litigation, and merger cases. He is dual-qualified in the UK and Germany and has a particular focus on the life sciences, consumer goods, finance, and infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Schmidt has extensive experience advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on pricing matters, including a number of reverse payment patent settlement cases both at the EU and UK level. Most recently, he secured a case closure without an infringement finding in respect of one of the CMA's pharma investigations that started in 2017.