Neil A. Baylis


One New Change
London EC4M 9AF
DX: LDE No: 58 London/Chancery

Neil Baylis is a partner in the Competition and Trade Regulation, Travel and Leisure, and Telecom, Media and Technology practice groups. He has experience in advising clients on all aspects of EU and UK commercial and competition law. His work covers drafting and advising on commercial agreements; merger control; bringing and defending competition law based complaints before the regulators; drafting and implementing compliance programs; advising on regulatory issues under EU laws, advising on consumer law issues; and advising on litigating competition law issues before the English courts. He has advised on major cases in the following industries: automotive; construction materials; subsea cables; travel; media; sport; betting and gaming; beverage; transport; and oil and gas services.

Mr. Baylis takes a particular interest in the automotive sector having advised clients in the industry for over 20 years. His experience covers commercial, competition and anti-trust and regulatory issues. Clients include manufacturers of conventional and electric vehicles, both private and commercial; dealers; parts manufacturers and wholesalers; telematics providers; designers and developers. His automotive clients come from around the world including the UK, US, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany and Italy.

Legal 500 2016 (Commercial Contracts) - Led by Neil Baylis, K&L Gates LLP’s team advises on a range of commercial issues, including data protection, intellectual property, media rights and IT. Baylis advises The Works Products Limited on various types of agreements, including those concerning manufacturing, marketing and design consulting.

Legal 500 2016 (EU & Competition) - K&L Gates LLP combines ‘superb service’, ‘first-class knowledge’ and ‘strategic advice’. Neil Baylis advised CRH on its purchase of Lafarge’s UK business, a necessary condition of the Holcim-Lafarge merger.


  • M.A., Peterhouse, Cambridge University (1990)
  • LSF, College of Law, Guildford (1991)


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
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