Douglas has represented clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority for more than 20 years in all areas of competition law. He provides multinational clients with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including merger control, abuse of dominance, private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He founded our Brussels office.
Douglas has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, including software, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, and defence. He is representing Microsoft, Sonos and Telenor in merger control and technology matters.
Douglas advises on the UK national security regime. He has contributed to working groups organized by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on the National Security & Investment Bill. He has moderated discussions on the National Security and Investment Act. He represents clients active in the UK semiconductor industry.Douglas has been recognised as a leading antitrust and competition practitioner by Chambers. He is known for being "skilled, easy to work with and very service-minded". GCR’s Who’s Who Legal recognises Douglas as “an excellent technical lawyer in the competition space”. Douglas is also ranked as a leading competition lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2021, described by one client as "very experienced and good at finding strategic and practical solutions".
Representative behavioural/contentious cases
Representative merger control cases