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Caroline Thomas

Of Counsel

Caroline Thomas


T:+44 20 7444 5112

Caroline is a competition lawyer based in London. She has over 10 years of experience in advising on all types of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues, including merger control and state aid, and has a particular interest in investigations and competition litigation.

Caroline has considerable experience of advising clients in competition litigation, including a number of cases before the European Courts as well as the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal. Caroline has also advised on a number of market investigations and studies.  Caroline regularly prepares merger notifications for UK and EU transactions as well as managing multi-jurisdictional notifications for mergers and acquisitions.  

In 2016, Caroline spent eight months on secondment to the in-house competition team of a major oil and gas company

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  • Education

    Caroline read law at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has a postgraduate diploma in EU Competition law from King's College London.

  • Admissions
    • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Caroline is ranked as an "Associate to Watch" in Chambers.
  • Publications
    • Caroline is co-author (with Ian Giles and Rebecca Williams) of the UK chapter of the Public Competition Enforcement Review.
  • Events
  • Videos

    Let's talk antitrust

    October 2018

    Let’s talk antitrust

    September 2018

  • Publications

    Joint ventures and competition law: when does cooperation create risks for companies?

    Companies enter joint ventures in a broad range of circumstances, for example: to share risks, to pool expertise, to increase market presence, reduce costs and realise efficiencies. Such arrangements offer many benefits. Competition authorities on the other hand are sceptical about companies cooperating, and there are notable cases of joint ventures having been investigated and sanctioned for anticompetitive behaviour..

    May 02, 2018

    The new UK national security regime: quick guide to the key changes

    On 15 March 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that it was introducing reforms to the existing UK merger control regime to strengthen the Government’s power to scrutinise mergers on the grounds of national security..

    March 26, 2018