Malcolm Walton Partner

Malcolm is head of the firm’s competition group and his 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.

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"The 'high-calibre' Malcolm Walton is described as 'calm and reassuring – very effective and a pleasure to work with'."

Chambers UK 2018

"Malcolm Walton is 'precise, always very well prepared and very responsive'."

Chambers UK 2016

"Malcolm Walton is 'calm and measured'."

The UK Legal 500 2015