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Kate Newman, Partner

Kate Newman




Practice areas

  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Food and drink
  • Retail
  • Transport

Practice notes

Kate Newman is a Partner in our Competition, EU and Trade team. She has more than 16 years of experience in the competition field and has expertise across a wide spectrum of EU and UK competition law matters including the application of competition law to strategic collaborations, commercial strategies, trade practices and agreements; abuse of dominance; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; and advising clients who are the subject of investigation by the competition authorities, including cartel investigations and market investigations.

Kate’s experience includes:

  • advising one of the main parties in the Competition & Markets Authority's investigation of the energy market;
  • advising a global manufacturer in the European Commission’s investigation into the truck sector, one of the largest EU competition investigations to date; and
  • advising a consortium on the merger control and other competition issues arising from bidding in Round 3 of the UK offshore Wind Programme.

Kate has written articles on competition law for Competition Law Insights, the Global Competition Review, the Trade Practices Law Journal, LexisNexis and is co-author of the mergers section of the first edition of the CCH Australian Master Trade Practices Guide. Kate is regarded by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the Acritas Stars Database as a leading individual, being recognised for "the breadth of her experience", "her commitment to client service" and her experience in "providing strategic and compliance related competition advice".

Kate is a regular speaker on competition law matters and has lectured at the School of Law at the University of Leeds.

Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.