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Katharine Missenden

Katharine Missenden


Katharine Missenden

Katharine Missenden specialises in EU competition law across a wide range of industry sectors, including heavy industries, technology, aviation, finance, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods and retail. Katharine has particular expertise in EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control, EU antitrust investigations, and the implementation of antitrust best practices.

  • FairSearch, the original complainant regarding Google’s Android practices, as an intervener before the General Court in support of the European Commission, including pleading before the Court
  • Oracle on its $28 billion acquisition of Cerner Corporation
  • GE on several merger control proceedings, including its $30 billion divestment of GE Capital Aviation Services to AerCap
  • AXA on the sale of its operations in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia to UNIQA, which won Poland deal of the year at the 2020 CEE Deal of the Year awards

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Career and qualifications

  • University of York (BA, History): 2011
  • BPP Law School (GDL): 2012
  • University of Law (LPC): 2013
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2015
  • Admitted as an avocat in Brussels 2018
  • Clifford Chance Secondment to Washington D.C.: 2022

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Brussels bar

Awards and citations

  • Rising Star for Competition and Antitrust (Belgium)
    IFLR Expert Guides 2022
  • EU Merger Control Deal of the Year
    Global Competition Review (GCR) Awards 2016