David Cardwell is Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Baker Botts’ Brussels office. His practice focuses on UK and EU competition law, including a particular concentration on EU and international merger control laws, and UK competition law (both mergers and behavioural). Mr. Cardwell has represented clients in significant mergers and acquisitions across many industry areas, including the technology, pharmaceutical, media, automotive and heavy industry sectors. He has counseled clients in merger reviews before both the European Commission and national competition authorities, including cases involving advice on media plurality, regulated water industries and defense-related mergers.
Mr. Cardwell has also advised clients in respect of cartel investigations by the European Commission, and he provides advice on various other EU and international antitrust matters including cooperation arrangements amongst competitors and abuse of dominance proceedings. Mr. Cardwell has also spent time on secondment working as senior antitrust counsel with a global oil & gas major, gaining first-hand insight into the priorities and needs of clients in the O&G sector and more generally.
Who's Who Legal 2017 recommends Mr. Cardwell for his "fantastic understanding of legal concepts" and his "ability to take on very complex issues."
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Cardwell was a Senior Associate at another International law firm.