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Stephen Rose, Partner

Stephen Rose


Practice areas

  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Health and life sciences
  • Inquiries and investigations

Practice notes

Stephen is a consultant in our Competition, EU and Regulatory Group. Stephen has over 27 years’ experience as a competition law expert working in London and Brussels and was a partner with Eversheds Sutherland for 22 years, leading the merger control practice. He has represented clients from a range of industries before the CMA, European Commission and national competition authorities on a wide range of investigations including merger control, market investigations, cartels and abuse of dominance investigations. He has also acted for clients before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the European Courts.

Stephen is recommended as a competition expert in numerous directories including Chambers: Guide to the UK Legal Profession; Chambers Europe; and The Legal 500. In Legal 500, Stephen has been described by clients as “outstanding” and “excellence personified: he goes to the top of the team sheet every time”. In Chambers he has been described as “the cat’s pyjamas on merger clearances and cartel investigations” and “approachable and pragmatic”.

Stephen’s recent experience includes cases in the following sectors: food and drink, retail, diversified industrial markets, energy, transport, steel, life sciences and chemicals.

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