Charles Whiddington represents companies in cartel and other antitrust investigations. He also provides strategic advice on licensing, assists clients to shape their distribution networks, and provides advice and representation on the competition aspects of mergers and joint-ventures.
Over the years, Charles has represented a number of clients involved in national and international cartel investigations in a range of sectors including banking, airlines, liner shipping, energy, automotive, and travel agency fees. He has also advised electricity and gas companies in the European Commission's sector inquiries, antitrust investigations concerning third party access, as well as the application of electricity and gas network codes. Charles regularly acts in the energy, transport, and life sciences sectors and has successfully represented other clients on a wide array of antitrust and competition matters.
Legal 500 market sources quote Charles as being an "experienced competition lawyer" with a "sharp legal mind." In addition, clients describe Charles as "very experienced, pragmatic and able to reduce complex legal matters into easily digestible advice."
- Solicitor, England & Wales
- Solicitor, Ireland
- New York
- LL.M., University of London, Queen Mary's College
- LL.B., University of Wales, U.C. College Cardiff
Representing a Japanese airline in connection with follow-on damages actions after successfully defending it in the European Commission air cargo surcharges cartel.
Successfully representing a Japanese bank in a cartel investigation by the European Commission.
Representing an auto parts manufacturer in several car parts cartel investigations.
Representing a shipping company in the car carrier cartel investigation which was settled with the European Commission.
Representing a Japanese technology company in technology licensing issues across Europe.
Representing a US technology group in European Economic Area (EEA) distribution disputes.
News & Publications
July 16, 2019
Chambers UK, Competition Law - London (Firms) (2018)
Legal 500 EMEA, Competition Law (2018)
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Law Society of Ireland
Law Society of England & Wales