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Sophie Lawrance
Partner at Bristows


Sophie specialises in EU and UK competition law. She has a particular interest in working with businesses in technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology. Sophie’s practice spans both competition work both in the courts and before competition authorities, and encompassing both behavioural issues and transactions. As well as handling pure competition law cases, Sophie has significant experience of litigation relating to FRAND licensing and standard essential patents.

Sophie was elected in 2017 to become a member of the Competition Law Association (CLA) Committee and has previously participated in a number of working groups involved in commenting on or developing UK and EU law/guidance. She speaks regularly at conferences (e.g. IBC Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector; IBC Standards and Patents) and writes extensively on competition law issues in books, journals and blogs, in particular concerning the interface with IP law. Sophie is a regular contributor to Bristows blog on the competition/IP interface, the CLIP Board. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Application of Article 101 to Vertical Agreements

  • Digital Markets, AI and Data: The New Frontier for Competition Law

  • Application of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption

  • Final Q&A*