Tom McQuail

Tom McQuail

Partner

Brussels, 32 23407352

Education

University of Oxford (B.A., 1988)
College of Law, York (L.P.C., 1990)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Tom McQuail, a partner in the firm’s Brussels office, is a member of the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group.  Mr. McQuail is an experienced merger control counselor, and has extensive experience advising on cartels, abuse-of-dominance claims, and distribution issues.  He also advises on antitrust damages claims in Europe.

Mr. McQuail’s experience covers a range of industries including chemicals, consumer electronics, consumer goods, energy, food and drink, forest products, insurance, oilfield services, packaging, pharmaceuticals, software, steel, technology, and telecommunications.  His list of clients over the years has included a wide range of mainly European, Japanese, and U.S.-based corporations and associations.

Mr. McQuail is a member of the ABA and IBA. He has been the EU rapporteur for the IBA Antitrust Committee newsletter, and has served on the IBA Competition Law International editorial board. He has also co-chaired a number of IBA Antitrust working groups on UK competition issues. He is a regular speaker and author on EU and UK competition matters.

Mr. McQuail was named in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2016.

SSAB/Rautaruuki
Represented SSAB in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Rautaruukki under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments
SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe.
Represented SCA in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of  Georgia-Pacific Europe under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments.
EU cartel investigations for Japanese corporations.
Advising on ongoing cartel investigations in various sectors.
EU cartel investigation for U.S. corporation.
Successfully represented company on cartel investigation in the chemicals sector.
Motion Picture Association.
Represented the MPA in its intervention in the Premier League/QC Leisure case in the English High Court.
National Competition Authority Cartel investigation
Representing an EU-based company in a hub-and –spoke cartel investigation brought by a National Competition Authority
National Competition Authority Vertical investigation
Representing an EU-based company in an National Compaetition Authority investigation into its distribution practices
Schlumberger/Smith International.
Represented Smith International in obtaining EUMR clearance of its US$11 billion merger with Schlumberger.
SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe.
Represented SCA in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of  Georgia-Pacific Europe under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments.
SCA Packaging/DS Smith
Represented SCA in its sale of SCA Packaging to DS Smith, which was cleared under the EUMR with commitments.
SSAB/Rautaruukki
Represented SSAB in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Rautaruukki under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments
Toshiba/Landis & Gyr.
Represented Toshiba in its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Landis & Gyr.
UK damages action following cartel.
Advising corporation on damages actions following cartel investigation.
Western Digital/Hitachi GST.
Represented Hitachi Ltd. in its US$4.8 billion sale of Hitachi GST to Western Digital which was cleared under the EUMR in Phase II with commitments.
SSAB/Rautaruuki
Represented SSAB in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Rautaruukki under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments
SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe.
Represented SCA in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of  Georgia-Pacific Europe under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments.
EU cartel investigations for Japanese corporations.
Advising on ongoing cartel investigations in various sectors.
EU cartel investigation for U.S. corporation.
Successfully represented company on cartel investigation in the chemicals sector.
Motion Picture Association.
Represented the MPA in its intervention in the Premier League/QC Leisure case in the English High Court.
National Competition Authority Cartel investigation
Representing an EU-based company in a hub-and –spoke cartel investigation brought by a National Competition Authority
National Competition Authority Vertical investigation
Representing an EU-based company in an National Compaetition Authority investigation into its distribution practices
Schlumberger/Smith International.
Represented Smith International in obtaining EUMR clearance of its US$11 billion merger with Schlumberger.
SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe.
Represented SCA in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of  Georgia-Pacific Europe under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments.
SCA Packaging/DS Smith
Represented SCA in its sale of SCA Packaging to DS Smith, which was cleared under the EUMR with commitments.
SSAB/Rautaruukki
Represented SSAB in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Rautaruukki under the EUMR in Phase I with commitments
Toshiba/Landis & Gyr.
Represented Toshiba in its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Landis & Gyr.
UK damages action following cartel.
Advising corporation on damages actions following cartel investigation.
Western Digital/Hitachi GST.
Represented Hitachi Ltd. in its US$4.8 billion sale of Hitachi GST to Western Digital which was cleared under the EUMR in Phase II with commitments.
Mr. McQuail is recognized as a leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal, Global Competition Review, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer and Chambers.

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