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Sue Hinchliffe

Sue Hinchliffe


Sue Hinchliffe

Sue Hinchliffe specialises in EU and UK competition law across a wide range of industry sectors. She has significant experience in obtaining antitrust clearances for complex global transactions as well as advising on antitrust investigations and litigation worldwide.

She joined Clifford Chance from General Electric Company where she held the role of Global Executive Counsel, Competition Law & Policy and oversaw a number of significant global merger control matters and conduct investigations for the company globally.

Prior to that she was a partner at a prestigious law firm based in London and Brussels where she worked as a trusted advisor for clients on a number of transformational mergers and behavioural matters.

  • GE on its successful worldwide global merger clearance for its $13bn merger with Alstom
  • GE on its successful global merger clearance for its joint venture with Baker Hughes, one of the largest industrial joint venture of its kind
  • GE on its successful worldwide global merger clearances for its $11bn sale of GE Transportation to Wabtec
  • Various transactions and antitrust advice for Mondelez (previously Kraft) including the combination of its global coffee business with D.E Master Blenders 1753 to form Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the world’s leading pure play coffee company, with revenue in excess of €5 billion; and
  • its £11.9 billion takeover of Cadbury plc and subsequent integration
  • Various antitrust matters for Monsanto, AT&T and Philip Morris International

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Career and qualifications

  • Leicester University (LLB) 1990
  • University of Strasbourg (Diplome d'Etudes Juridiques) 1990
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 1994
  • Partner since 2004
  • Inhouse counsel at GE 2016
  • Partner in London Antitrust Practice since June 2021