29 May 2009 – Frances Murphy, London head of antitrust/competition at leading international law firm Mayer Brown, has been named one of the world's leading women practitioners in antitrust by Global Competition Review.

Frances features in Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust 2009 which lists the top 100 female antitrust practitioners from around the world.

Sean Connolly, Mayer Brown’s London Senior partner, said
: “We are delighted that Frances has been recognised as a leading light in her field and is listed alongside other top practitioners such as Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Competition at the European Commission and Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General at the US dept of Justice.”

Frances joined Mayer Brown in 2000 to head the London antitrust/competition group.

On the behavioural side, she has excellent experience of taking and defending leading cases concerning cartel activity, market sharing, conduct in abuse of a dominant position, including refusals to supply, discriminatory conduct, predatory pricing, tying, refusals to grant access, extension of terms of patent protection and misrepresentations to regulatory authorities.

On the transactional side, she has considerable experience of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances, licensing and cross licensing of intellectual property rights and has been responsible for a large number of highly complex and high profile multi-jurisdictional merger filings.

For further information:

Charlotte Ward
PR Manager, London
+44 20 3130 8547

Frances Murphy
Partner, London
+44 20 3130 3200