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Alastair Mordaunt


Clifford Chance, London
Practice area M&A corporate, Antitrust competition, EU & trade
Sector Private equity, Healthcare providers, Banks, Oil & gas, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals
Tel +442070064966

Alastair Mordaunt specialises in EU and UK competition law, in particular mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cartels and abuses of market power across a wide range of industry sectors.

Alastair joined the firm from the UK's Office of Fair Trading where he was Director of a dedicated competition enforcement team and previously Director of Mergers. 

Before joining the OFT, Alastair spent several years in private practice advising on merger and antitrust matters before the UK, EU and US antitrust authorities.

Relevant experience

  • Advising LCH.Clearnet Group Limited on the antitrust aspects of London Stock Exchange's acquisition of a majority interest in the clearing house.
  • Advising an insurer on the Competition Commission's ongoing market investigation into motor insurance.
  • Advising NHS hospitals on merger control issues following the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
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Career & qualifications

  • St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University (Modern Languages) 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2011
  • Speaks English, French and Italian (basic knowledge)

Professional bodies

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • International Chamber of Commerce Competition Committee
  • Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the United Kingdom on Competition Law
  • Non-Governmental Adviser to the OFT and Competition Commission in relation to the International Competition Network

Awards and citations

  • Identified in 2012 as one of Global Competition Review's "40 under 40" international antitrust lawyers.
  • Features in Who's Who International as a leading antitrust practitioner.

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