Trevor Soames

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Mr. Soames is a partner at Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust Group based in the Brussels office where he practices EU and Member State antitrust/competition and regulatory law. Until recently, he was Co-Chair of Howrey’s worldwide antitrust practice and Managing Partner of its highly successful Brussels office. He founded the office in 2002 and together with a group of highly motivated colleagues developed a market-leading practice that was recognised by Global Competition Review in 2009 and 2010 as being one of only four “elite” antitrust practices in Brussels. Trevor’s innovative work has been regularly recognised by all the leading directories and his leadership of the team that successfully concluded the European Commission’s five-year Article 102 investigation into Qualcomm won the Legal Business award for Competition Team of the Year 2010. In addition, he has been repeatedly identified by Euromoney as one of the top 20 aviation lawyers in the world and ranks #1 in Belgium in Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers, praised as “the most prominent competition lawyer in the air transport industry”. Mr. Soames focuses on client critical contentious cases covering the whole range of antitrust including mergers, monopolisation (dominance), state aid and cartel investigations in Europe and the USA. An experienced advocate, Mr. Soames is often called upon to appear before the agencies and the European/national courts. Regularly published and a frequent conference speaker as well as an Associate Editor of Butterworth’s Competition Law Encyclopaedia, he is qualified as both a Barrister and a Solicitor-Advocate and is recognised in all the principal directories as one of the leading EC competition and antitrust lawyers.

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