Oliver G. Bates


One New Change
London EC4M 9AF
DX: LDE No: 58 London/Chancery
Oliver Bates is an associate in the firm’s London office where he is a member of the antitrust, competition & trade regulation practice group providing end-to-end antitrust and competition representation before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority and other national competition authorities. Mr. Bates advises clients on a wide spectrum of competition issues, including cartels, merger clearance, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, compliance and competition litigation. His work covers, in particular, bringing and defending competition law based complaints, drafting and implementing compliance programs, designing supply and distribution strategies and assisting clients in obtaining merger control clearance. Mr. Bates also advises global companies on sanctions and export control compliance, in particular in the heavy industry and manufacturing sectors.


  • B.A., University of Exeter (2013)
  • PgDL, University of Law (2015)
  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law (2016)
  • M.Sc., University of Law (2016)
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