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Brian is Co-Head of the Competition group at international law firm CMS. He has practised exclusively in the field of EU and UK competition law and merger control for over 23 years, with particular expertise in the life sciences sector. He has advised on a number of EU, UK and other member state investigations and litigation actions in the industry, including acting for GlaxoSmithKline in the first ever UK patent settlement competition case, and on its appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and current reference to the European Court of Justice (the first ever CJEU reference from the CAT). He has been ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners for the last 14 years and is recognised for his pharmaceutical expertise.
Brian is co-chair of the Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the UK on Competition Law and is a frequent speaker and chair at competition events in London and Brussels. He is an annual visiting lecturer on the Kings College, London competition LLM (in abuse of dominance and rebates) and has published several articles on competition law.