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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 30 years' of experience working with clients to obtain antitrust clearances for complex global transactions as well as advising on antitrust investigations and litigation matters worldwide.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Sue worked at 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.

  • HSBC on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited
  • PMI on the merger control aspects of its €15 billion offer for Swedish Match
  • Mondelēz International on the merger control aspects of its US$1.350 billion sale of its developed-market gum business in United States, Canada and Europe
  • Oracle on the UK and EU merger control aspects of its $28 billion acquisition of Cerner Corporation, a provider of patient healthcare software
  • Dye & Durham on the UK merger control aspects of its acquisition of TM Group

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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