Jon Lawrence

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jon is one of the UK’s foremost competition litigators. He has been involved in many of the significant competition litigation cases of the last 10 years, including advising on almost all of the follow-on damages claims. Cases range from the vitamins cartel of the early 2000s to the more recent synthetic rubber and gas insulated switchgear cartels. He frequently co-ordinates complex, multi-jurisdictional claims for clients across a wide range of sectors from banking and financial services, to healthcare and energy. Jon is always a tough opponent. He has more than 25 years’ experience in worldwide litigation and more than 20 years’ experience in contentious competition law.
Clients also appreciate the innovative approach that equips Jon to deal with cutting-edge issues in a fast developing area of law.

Recent highlights include successfully defended EWS against Enron Coal Services in the first private damages claim to come to trial in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), and securing a substantial reduction in the fine imposed on Hays following the Office of Fair Trading’s investigation of cartel activity in the construction recruitment market.