Stephen Smith

Solicitor, Partner, Bristows

A partner in the Competition team at Bristows, Stephen has extensive experience advising across a range of EU and UK competition law matters. He has a broad practice encompassing merger control, cartels and anti-trust investigations before regulators in the UK and the European Commission.

Advising across diverse sectors including financial services, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology, Steve has also previously spent time at the communications regulator OFCOM, where he advised on a variety of competition and regulatory matters, including in relation to spectrum auction regulations.

Steve provides clients with pragmatic, commercial advice including in respect of ongoing compliance and dawn raid training and on the special responsibilities relevant to companies who enjoy a dominant market position.

Steve is the current vice president of the Competition Section of the Law Society and one of The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2016.

Practice areas


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