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Charles Whiddington is a partner in the competition and EU
regulatory team at Field Fisher Waterhouse and heads the
regulatory department. He has worked in competition and EU
law for over 25 years and is dual qualified in the United Kingdom
and the United States. He is listed as a leading individual in
independent legal directories: he is “praised for his quick and
clear advice” in
Legal 500
and for “quickly getting to grips with
the commercial environment in which we work” in
and Partners.
Mr Whiddington specialises in competition law aspects of
mergers, joint ventures, commercial licensing and distribution
agreements and cartels, with particular experience of the energy,
healthcare, IT, retail and transport sectors. He has been involved
with a number of leading deals across his areas of expertise.
Among other things, he successfully defended an Asian carrier
before the European Commission in both the air cargo and
passenger cartel investigations, and advised Great Ormond
Street Hospital on a groundbreaking tax discrimination case.
In regulatory matters, Mr Whiddington regularly advises clients
in the energy sector, especially on the sweeping changes being
introduced across the European Union in the gas and electricity
markets. In public procurement law, his clients include
government departments, local authorities and private sector
bidders for public projects.
Mr Whiddington is a frequent speaker and chair at
conferences and has written extensively on competition law
matters. He regularly lectures at the University of Cambridge.
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
35 Vine Street
United Kingdom
+44 20 7861 4966
+44 20 7488 0084
Whiddington, Charles
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP – Partner |
Winner – Competition, United Kingdom
What clients said
“Charles’s particular strength, apart from his detailed
understanding of EU competition law, was his
acumen in identifying the route to success, which
was highly complex, and his perseverance in
pursuing the matter through a tortuous course
including setbacks, appeals and ultimate victory.”
“Mr Whiddington has a keen ability to evaluate the
facts of a given situation and apply his expertise
quickly and efficiently.”
“I trust his advice completely.”
“I work with many different outside counsel
throughout the world and Charles is at the top of
the list. I wish I could find a ‘Charles’ in every
jurisdiction and for every subject matter.”
ILO Client Choice Guide 2012