Jeremy Scholes

  • Consultant
  • Competition
Jeremy Scholes - Director, Competition at Walker Morris LLP

Jeremy has over 30 years’ experience of all aspects of competition law (cartel investigations and other dealings on behavioural issues with enforcement agencies, merger notifications, litigation, complaints to enforcement agencies, advisory work of all types, compliance programmes, etc) and EU law (litigation, lobbying in the UK and in Brussels, etc) across a wide range of sectors of the economy. He qualified at Freshfields, and was for several years a partner in Eversheds (where he set up and led the competition law practice in the UK) before joining Walker Morris as a consultant in 1998. He is also a part-time law lecturer at City University London, and is the co-author of a number of leading reference books.

Jeremy has been rated for many years in The Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide as a leading regional expert in competition and EU law. Comments from clients have included “good commercial, practical, robust advice”; “extremely knowledgeable of his subject area”; “aware that clients work to budgets and tries hard to minimise cost”. He has been treated by a High Court costs judge as the equivalent of a QC.

In their words

"Competition law takes you right to the heart of the commercial strategies of clients’ businesses. Assessing the competition law risk and helping clients achieve their objectives in the light of that assessment are what I enjoy. In my field of work, off-the-peg solutions (if there are any) generally don’t work. Tailor-making is the key, and for that you need experience. I also believe that clients’ interests are generally best served by taking a discreet, quiet, sensitive approach. Very often it will make more sense for us to remain deliberately “behind the scenes”, rather than making maximum noise and being overly confrontational."

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