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Michael Reynolds

Of Counsel


Reynolds Michael
Michael Reynolds

Of Counsel


Michael has more than 30 years experience in European Antitrust law with Allen & Overy. He has represented a large number of corporations from the US, Japan and Brazil and other international clients before the European Commission in merger control, cartel and unilateral conduct cases. He acted for Sun Microsystems in their complaint against Microsoft leading to one of the most complex antitrust cases ever brought by the Commission. He has been involved in over 20 of the major cartel cases brought by the Commission including one of the first cases on cartel settlements.

He was President of the International Bar Association from 2013 until 2015 and past Chair of the IBA Antitrust Committee.

Michael has been identified by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers as being among the world’s leading competition lawyers.

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Publications: 13 January 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners…

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Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 1977

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1976


BA, Law, Keele University, 1973


Published work

  • The EC Chapter in International Merger Control: The Anti-Trust Process and many articles on various aspects of EC Competition Law.