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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

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: global application of foreign investment control rules (updated 30 November 2020)

Certain regulators are making changes to their foreign direct investment regimes in response to Covid-19 coronavirus. 

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: global application of antitrust rules (updated 30 November 2020)

Adverse economic or social conditions have not historically tended to affect the general application and enforcement of antitrust rules. 

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 30 November 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: global merger review (updated 30 November 2020)

Merger review processes are being impacted worldwide as merger control authorities adapt to take account of the consequences of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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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