Neil Baylis

Neil is a Partner in the firm's Competition Group. He has over 20 years' experience in EU and UK competition law, as well as giving advice on commercial, regulatory and procurement issues.

Neil's expertise includes advising in relation to competition law compliance, merger control, competition and regulatory investigations, appeals against regulatory decisions, commercial and consumer law issues, procurement and state aid matters. His clients span a range of sectors, most notably in automotive, travel, sports and manufacturing.
Contributed to


Competition law and the online sector
Practice Note

Competition law interacts with the online sector in a number of ways, including the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy and the related e-commerce sector inquiry. Enforcement action has also been taken in relation to e-commerce by the Commission and national competition authorities. There are a number of ongoing competition concerns in relation to e-commerce and the online sector, including geo-blocking, platform bans and resale price maintenance (RPM).

Other work

Key IP considerations in vertical agreements—checklist

This Checklist focuses on the intellectual property (IP) aspects of vertical agreements, covering key competition law considerations. It considers the following issues: the parties to and structure of vertical agreements, identifying the IP, the scope of the licence, restricting the use of the IP, IP ownership, third-party IP, protection of licensor’s IP and warranties and indemnities.

Practice areas


  • Law Society's Solicitor's European Group, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • Contributing Author

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