Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyer Antonio Bavasso added by Simpson Thacher
Antonio Bavasso will join the London office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as Partner, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice. One of the world's leading international law firms, New York-headquartered Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (www.simpsonthacher.com) has more than 1,000 lawyers.
A statement from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP read, "Along with our recent promotion of Étienne Renaudeau to Partner, we expect David, Antonio and Étienne to spearhead the future growth of our European antitrust practice."
Widely recognized as a leading antitrust and regulation lawyer with over 20 years' experience, Bavasso advises clients across the telecom, media and technology sectors and in an array of matters before the Markets Authority, United Kingdom Competition, European Commission and other global competition authorities.
Bill Dougherty, Chairman of Simpson Thacher's Executive Committee, said, "Bavasso has extensive experience that is relevant to our clients, having advised on the antitrust aspects of some of the most high-profile transactions in recent years. That experience will further enhance our ability to provide clients operating across Europe with top-tier advice in both tackling complex transactions and in navigating the enforcement landscape. We are very pleased to welcome him to the Firm."
The Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice of Simpson Thacher advises firms across industries on regulatory issues affecting their interests and operations around the world and on global antitrust and competition needs.
David Vann, Head of Antitrust for Europe and Asia at Simpson Thacher, said, "Bavasso is known throughout the market for his superb judgment and ability to provide clients with insightful and practical advice on high-profile, cross-border transactions, as well as in complex antitrust litigation and enforcement matters. This diversity of experience makes him a natural fit for Simpson Thacher and a wonderful addition to both our global M&A and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practices, and sets the stage for the further expansion of our European antitrust and competition practice.
Jason Glover, Managing Partner of Simpson Thacher's London office said, "Given the sophistication and versatility of his experience, Bavasso will deliver tremendous value to our clients and is an excellent addition to our outstanding group of lawyers in London. Along with our recent promotion of Étienne Renaudeau to Partner, we expect David, Antonio and Étienne to spearhead the future growth of our European antitrust practice."
Bavasso was earlier Co-Head of the Global Antitrust Practice and Co-Head of the Telecoms, Media and Technology Practice at Allen & Overy LLP. Both Italy and UK qualified, Bavasso has a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Florence and Ph.D. from University College London, where he is visiting professor and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics.