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Tom McQuail

Tom McQuail is an experienced UK and EU competition lawyer with a strong track record of representing clients on competition aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, investigations and compliance matters.

Tom McQuail is an experienced EU and UK competition/antitrust lawyer and has extensive experience advising on merger control (including Foreign Direct Investment/EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation rules), cartels and vertical investigations, abuse-of-dominance claims, and distribution issues. He also advises on competition damages claims. 

In addition to competition law matters, Tom McQuail advises on a range of EU legal and regulatory issues.

Tom McQuail’s experience covers a broad range of industries including chemicals, consumer electronics, consumer goods, energy, food and drink, forest products, insurance, media, oilfield services, packaging, pharmaceuticals, software, steel, technology, and telecommunications. 

Tom is a member of the ABA and is a regular speaker on EU and UK competition matters.

Tom is also a member of the Brussels bar (A list – Dutch section).


Relevant work

  • SoftBank on the UK merger control and national security and EU merger control proceedings of its proposed sale of Arm to Nvidia, all of which resulted in Phase 2 investigations
  • Essity on EU merger clearance of its acquisitions of Georgia–Pacific's European tissue business and Proctor & Gamble's European tissue business
  • SSAB in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Rautaruukki under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments
  • An EU-based company in a hub-and–spoke cartel investigation, leading to the competition authority dropping the case after its Statement of Objections
  • The Motion Picture Association in its intervention in the Premier League/QC Leisure case in the English High Court

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Recommended lawyer:

Legal 500 EMEA, EU Competition law, Belgium 2023

Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers 2023


  • Member Brussels Bar (Dutch Section)
  • Member ABA Antitrust Section