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Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector
22 September 2022
Park Plaza WaterlooLondon, United Kingdom

Matthew Readings
Partner at Shearman & Sterling


Matthew Readings specialises in UK and EU competition law, both transactional and behavioural/contentious work.

Mr. Readings advises clients on cartel investigations by the European Commission and appeals to the European Courts (where he appears as an advocate).  He advises in respect of UK cartel investigations and market studies / investigations by the CMA and sector regulators such as the FCA.  He is experienced in private enforcement of antitrust rights in the UK courts.

Mr Readings advises a broad range of clients on strategic merger clearance issues, representing clients before the European Commission and the CMA.  He oversees multi‑jurisdictional merger clearance processes in countries throughout the world.  He has advised on complex European Commission and CMA cases including Phase II investigations and remedy cases Mr. Readings qualified as a solicitor in 1996 at Lovells and remained there until 2006, becoming a partner in 2004.  Whilst at Lovells, he spent time on secondment to Lazard.  He joined Shearman & Sterling as a partner in February 2006.

Mr. Readings is recommended in the principal legal directories, including for example Chambers, and teaches competition law at Oxford University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Merger Control & FDI Developments