Charles Whiddington specialises in the competition law aspects of mergers, joint
ventures, commercial agreements, computer and intellectual property, telecommunications,
licensing, regulatory matters and state
aids. He has particular experience of competition matters in the
telecoms, IT, energy, travel, transport and brewing sectors.
advises brand and retail groups on
channel strategies, exclusive and selective licensing and
distribution schemes, bricks-and-mortar and online sales
Charles' competition law clients include travel operators, a
private jet operator, a mobile phone network operator, leisure
companies, technology companies and telecoms operators. Charles
also advises on public procurement law. His clients include central
government departments, local authorities, as well as private
sector bidders for public sector projects.
Charles is a frequent speaker and chair at conferences and has
written extensively on competition law matters.
He is a member of ABA, SEG, IBA, NYSBA and CLA.
Charles is co-author of “Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation”
(2nd Edition, 1999), “Volume 9 UK Competition Law” (Matthew
Bender); “Antitrust and New Media” (2000); “Electronic Commerce
Law” by Michael Chissick (1st and 2nd Editions) (1999).
Charles regularly lectures at
the University of Cambridge as part of its Masters
of Bioscience Enterprise on competition law.