EU Competition Team
Paul Hughes focuses on UK and EU merger control, preparing and advising on merger notifications with the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority. He frequently advises on competition law aspects of collaborative and co-operative joint ventures, agency distribution, and licensing, and he works with specialist strategy consultants on technology licensing and distribution matters. Paul has a longstanding career in the academic community, and he is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Essex.
US Antitrust Team
Jon Sallet provides counsel and litigation strategy on matters involving antitrust law, communications law, and broader issues of competition policy. As former general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the US DOJ he is able to authoritatively advise clients on merger and non-merger antitrust matters, and to effectively represent clients in connection with antitrust investigations and/or litigation. Further, he served in the US Department of Commerce (DOC) in the Clinton Administration, focusing on technology-policy issues.
John Kavanagh focuses his practice on complex litigation including antitrust and securities matters as well as on insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes. He advises clients in government investigations and criminal defense matters. John served as Secretary of Defense Honors Legal Intern in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel—International Affairs and Intelligence. He also worked as a special assistant to the Assistant US Trade Representative for Japan and China, and as a Honors Intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation—National Security Division.
Daniel Aldrich advises clients on antitrust issues, including government investigations, regulatory matters, and complex litigation. He serves clients in industries such as aerospace, consumer products, energy, financial services, telecommunications, and transportation.