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Samantha Ward


Samantha Ward

Samantha Ward has experience in commercial litigation and contentious regulatory work with an emphasis on antitrust/competition litigation, cartel investigations and public/administrative law.

Samantha is also a core member of the firm’s Tech Group. She has advised financial institutions and corporate clients on data related risks, including cyber crisis management, and the ICO's enforcement powers.

  • Advising a number of corporates and financial institutions on cyber crisis management and ICO enforcement.
  • Advising a client on a European Commission investigation in relation to online payment services.
  • Representing a bank in the European Commission’s investigation into foreign exchange trading.
  • Representing a bank in the European Commission’s investigations into interest rate derivatives (Euribor/Libor) and related litigation.
  • Representing a bank in a European Commission investigation into credit default swaps (CDS).
  • Acting for Siemens in National Grid’s claim for damages against the gas insulated switchgear cartel in the High Court (National Grid v ABB and Others).
  • Representing a bank in the OFT’s investigation into professional services firms.
  • Acting for claimants challenging the validity of the Hunting Act under EC law in judicial reviewing proceedings.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bristol (BA) 2000
  • University of Oxford (MA) 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2004
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2006
  • Partner since May 2018

Professional bodies

  • IBA Working Group on Antitrust Litigation

Awards and citations

  • Listed as a Future Leader
    Who's Who Legal 2019