26 August 2009 – Leading international law firm Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of Gillian Sproul as the new head of competition and antitrust for the London office.

Gillian advises clients on EU and UK competition law matters. She has an excellent track record of representing clients in cartel and abuse of dominance cases before the EU and UK regulators and courts and of obtaining EU, UK and other national clearances for numerous complex mergers and joint ventures.  She joined Mayer Brown in 2005.

Ranked as a leading individual, Gillian is noted by Chambers & Partners UK Directory as doing "...a great job for clients - she is extremely intelligent, hardworking and can really achieve results" and as having " a great awareness of market developments ... her work is rigorous and cost-effective."

Mayer Brown's global competition and antitrust practice provides advice on the full range of anti-trust issues including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations, distribution & licensing, government criminal and civil non-merger investigations, particularly cartels and abuse of dominance, and litigation, including trial and appellate matters.

Gillian Sproul, Mayer Brown's new head of competition and antitrust in London, said
: “Our key focus is to ensure we meet our competition and antitrust clients’ strategic domestic and cross border needs. I very much look forward to playing my part in taking our group to the next stage of its development.”

Sean Connolly, Mayer Brown’s London Senior Partner, said
: “We are delighted that Gillian has accepted this opportunity.  She has been a significant driving force behind the success of the competition and antitrust practice in London and we look forward to working with her to achieve the continued growth of the practice as part of the firm's global ambitions.”

For further information:

Charlotte Ward
PR Manager, London
+44 20 3130 8547