Malcolm Walton Partner

Malcolm's experience covers a broad range of competition work.

Malcolm has represented a number of clients that have been the subject of investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) (and its predecessors), the FCA and the European Commission into suspected price-fixing or cartel activity and regularly advises interested parties, including complainants, in abuse of dominance cases. He also provides competition law compliance advice, programmes and seminars to both corporate clients and trade associations.

Malcolm regularly deals with the European Commission and the UK’s CMA in merger cases, advising clients from a variety of industry sectors as well as several private equity investors, and manages clearance requirements in respect of many other foreign competition authorities on large cross-border transactions.

Malcolm advises clients on the regulatory requirements in a number of industry sectors including pharmaceuticals and aviation. He also advises clients on a wide range of competition related issues such as licensing and distribution, franchising, parallel importing, commercial joint-ventures and strategic alliances.

Malcolm is recognised as a leading individual in competition law by Chambers. He is a regular contributor to legal journals and speaks at conferences.

What people are saying


"He provided sound and commercial advice and was very responsive and client-focused."

Chambers & Partners (UK 2024)

"Malcolm really knows his stuff"

Chambers UK 2023

"Malcolm Walton is an outstanding partner. He managed a large task in a very efficient manner, with a relatively small but knowledgeable and effective team. He (and the team) achieved a remarkable grasp on our unique space in an industry that is not well known or understood. Malcolm used the right assortment of expert resources in each phase of the engagement, adding resources only when necessary and thus managing well the overall budget while also ensuring that only knowledgeable resources were involved."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Malcolm Walton is recognised as a leading competition lawyer."

Chambers UK 2020

"Malcolm Walton as ‘a hands-on and practical lawyer’ and praise his understanding of ‘the tactics in terms of how to approach different issues.’ ‘He is a very clear thinker who sees a way through every problem,’ notes another interviewee."

Chambers UK 2020

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