Peter WillisPartner at Bird and Bird
A competition and regulatory lawyer with over 20 years’ experience of providing solutions for businesses operating in highly regulated and technically complex markets.
Peter is co-head of our Competition & EU Law practice group, based in our London office. He provides no-nonsense advice on the application of EU and national competition and regulatory rules.
He advises on investigations by competition authorities and regulators, cartel leniency applications, sector enquiries, complaints and merger filings. Clients rely on his in-depth understanding of the interaction between competition rules and the complex technical, commercial and regulatory arrangements governing the operation of energy networks and markets. He is well-known for his expertise in relation to the third EU energy liberalisation package, REMIT and other sector rules. He also advises on competition issues arising in technology, pharmaceutical and communications markets.
An increasing part of his work involves advising on disputes between businesses in which competition and regulatory issues arise, including competition follow-on damages claims.
Peter is a regular speaker on competition and regulatory issues at conferences around Europe, and is often asked to explain complex competition and regulatory issues in the press and media. He is the author of well-received books and articles on EU and UK competition law and is a member of the advisory board of the Competition Law Journal.