Gavin RobertSenior Consultant at Euclid Law
Gavin is a senior consultant with Euclid Law, a specialist competition boutique law firm based in London and Brussels.
Before joining Euclid Law as a Senior Consultant, Gavin Robert was a partner in Linklaters Competition/Antitrust Department for 14 years. Gavin retired as a partner in 2013 to become a Panel Member at the UK Competition & Markets Authority (and previously the UK Competition Commission), where he decided complex merger, market and antitrust cases for five years until March 2018.
Gavin has expertise across the full breadth of EU and UK competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, cartels, agreements, information exchange, abuse of a dominant position and State aid. He also has experience of a wide range of sectors, including in particular healthcare, where he has represented a wide number of R&D-based and generic pharmaceutical companies in relation to mergers, joint ventures, R&D collaboration agreements, licensing and supply arrangements, and antitrust investigations including cartels, parallel trade, pay-for-delay and excessive pricing.
Gavin also teaches competition law as part of the Masters programme at Cambridge University.
In addition to EU and UK competition law, Gavin has considerable experience of other jurisdictions around the world, especially China and Hong Kong where he led the development of Linklaters’ competition practice for a number of years. Gavin was listed in GCR’s 40 under 40 Competition Lawyers, and has been consistently ranked in Tier 1 for Competition in most leading directories, including Chambers and Legal 500.
Gavin is a Trustee and Deputy Chair of REAch2, the largest primary-only Multi-Academy Trust in the UK operating around 60 primary schools. REAch2 focuses on turning around failing schools in disadvantaged areas. Gavin is also a Trustee-elect at the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge.
Gavin obtained an LLM and MA from Cambridge University, and a Licence Speciale en Droit from the Institut d’Etudes Europeenes at the Free University of Brussels.