Robert Bell

Head of Competition & Regulatory, Partner

Robert Bell is a Competition & Regulatory Partner in the Corporate Department with over 30 years’ experience advising clients on complex competition and regulatory matters involving some of the leading cases before the Competition & Markets Authority, the European Commission, and the UK Courts. He has advised clients on a range of competition law issues including merger control, cartels, restrictive practices and competition litigation, representing them before competition regulators like the CMA, OFCOM, FCA and the EU Commission and national courts.

He has extensive experience of advising private sector suppliers on the application of public procurement law, ensuring that their rights are safeguarded in the tender process so that they are placed in the best position to successfully secure public sector contracts. Robert has a sector specialism in advising international technology companies and others on the application of competition law to e-commerce and digital platforms. He also advises on a range of other regulatory issues including international trade and customs, economic sanctions, state aid, national security and foreign investment filings.

Robert is currently Chair of the City of London Law Society Competition Law Committee, which liaises with the UK Government, and UK and EU competition regulators in connection with the reform of competition law and practice. He is also Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London 2020-21. Robert is recognised as one of London’s leading lawyers by Chambers and Legal 500.