Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman
Chris Chapman is Counsel in Weil’s Antitrust/Competition practice and his expertise includes advising on all aspects of EU and UK competition law including merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, sector inquiries, as well as appeal processes before the UK and European courts. Prior to joining Weil, Chris was a senior associate at a Magic Circle firm in London and also spent 18 months in-house at the UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom.

Chris’ experience encompasses a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, transport, consumer goods, and industrial/manufacturing sectors. Chris also has particular experience advising clients on the interface between competition law and sectoral regulation.

Representative experience from his previous firm includes:

  • Telefónica SA on the £31 billion merger of O2 and Virgin Media with Liberty Global plc, including the CMA Phase 2 investigation
  • A number of CMA investigations under the Competition Act 1998 in relation to alleged excessive and unfair pricing and anti-competitive agreements in the pharmaceutical sector
  • A crematoria operator on the CMA market investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 into funeral markets
  • An intervenor in Case T-399/16 - CK Telecoms UK Investments v Commission
  • Appeal processes before the Competition Appeal Tribunal relating to Ofcom regulatory decisions and CMA investigations
  • EE in obtaining unconditional Phase 2 clearance of the £12.5 billion acquisition by BT Group plc