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Kevin Coates advises clients on critical antitrust matters drawing on his extensive public sector experience in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission ("DG COMP"), most recently as Head of a Cartel Unit.

His practice has a particular focus on advising companies in the electronics, technology, software and e-commerce sectors.

Mr. Coates advises on all aspects of EU, UK and international competition law, including merger control, compliance, cartels and leniency, and abuse of dominance.

  • Advising The Walt Disney Company on the antitrust clearance process for its $71.3 billion transaction with 21st Century Fox.
  • Advising a German high tech car parts maker in a Standard Essential Patents based competition law complaint brought by a competitor before the EU.
  • Advising global consumer goods brands on a range of issues including retail alliances in the EU, distribution and e-commerce, and sustainability issues.
  • Chambers Europe, TMT (2018) 
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Competition - EU and Global (2016-2017) and IT and Telecoms (2017)
  • Who’s Who Legal, Competition (2017-2019)