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Louise Tolley

PSL Counsel

London

Tolley Louise
Louise Tolley

PSL Counsel

London

Louise is a Professional Support Lawyer Counsel in the global antitrust group. Her responsibilities include managing the know-how resources for the global antitrust practice, providing current awareness briefings and thought leadership pieces, including our annual publication “Global trends in merger control enforcement” and our monthly newsletter commenting on key antitrust developments, “Antitrust in Focus."

Louise regularly delivers training and workshops both internally and to clients on a wide range of topics but with particular expertise in antitrust compliance and dawn raids. Louise has extensive experience of advising clients on how to comply with competition rules and managing dawn raids, as well as advising on the impact of developments in antitrust policy and regulation. She also advises clients on complex behavioural antitrust issues such as distribution arrangements and cooperation agreements between competitors, as well as abuses of dominant position.

Louise is closely involved in the group's business development initiatives and has co-developed a number of client-facing tools to assist them with their antitrust compliance activities.

Louise is currently the Assistant Editor of the Butterworth's Handbook on Competition Law (the "Purple Book") and Consultant Editor of the LexisPSL Competition online tool.

News & insights

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Publications: 10 FEBRUARY 2021

UK Competition and Markets Authority refreshes digital markets strategy

Since the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Digital Markets Strategy in 2019 (see our alert on its 2019 priorities) it has completed many of the priority tasks it had assigned…

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UK Government consults on new subsidy regime

Publications: 05 FEBRUARY 2021

UK Government consults on new subsidy regime

Following Brexit, with some limited exceptions, the EU State aid rules no longer apply in the UK. The UK Government (the Government) has made clear that it intends to establish a new UK subsidy…

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Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021

Antitrust and Brexit – where do we stand?

The end of the Brexit transition period at 11pm on 31 December 2020 gives rise to significant changes to the application of antitrust and merger control rules in the UK.

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EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for gatekeeper digital platforms

Publications: 17 DECEMBER 2020

Digital Markets Act: EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for ‘gatekeeper’ digital platforms

On 15 December the European Commission (EC) published its draft Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will introduce broad reforms to the application of EU competition law to ‘gatekeepers’ in the digital…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005

Admitted as solicitor, Ireland, 2016

Academic

MA, Law, Downing College, Cambridge University, 2002

Post graduate Diploma in Competition Law Economics, 2012, King’s College London

Awards & accolades

Competition Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2017

Competition Team of the Year

British Legal Awards 2018

Ranked 3rd, “Global Elite” firms 2019

Global Competition Review

Published work

  • The Lear Report on digital mergers: evolution not revolution? With Jessica Bowring, PLC Magazine, July 2019